Little Bites

It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these and I’ve already told 90% of my friends this story, but I want it recorded for posterity.


Nolan made me a Mother’s Day place mat at school that had his hand print on it. On each finger was a picture of his face.

He was very excited to show it to me and said “Look…in the pictures, I’m wearing glasses, no glasses, glasses, no glasses, glasses…that’s a pattern!”

I said, “Yep! That’s an alternating pattern.”

We then moved on with our conversation and I asked him about his birthday. He said, “Mom, can I have presents this year?” (Last year family got him presents but we asked friends who attended the party to bring donations for the food bank, instead.)

I told him that he would still get presents from family, but he didn’t need a bunch more presents from other people.

He thought for a moment and then said, “But, Mom…I want to do a pattern…presents, no presents, PRESENTS!”

All I could do is laugh. Touché!

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