This morning while Samantha and Jesse were at school and Nathan was napping, Brett asked if I would do perler beads with him at the kitchen table. While we were making a patchwork quilt pattern, Brett said, "Oh, I get it Mom. You really do love your kids".
This just confirmed something I already knew but often forget - that the one thing children want most from their parents is time.
During lunch I noticed that a plate of brownies my friend had dropped off earlier was looking a little empty. Scott admitted to having a couple, and I asked Brett if he had eaten brownies too.
He replied, "No, I just had brownie one".