A noble deed 5/12

Yesterday I was at the playground with my charges Clayton 4yrs and George 6yrs. It was a beautifully sunny day and there were lots of children and lots of action.

I love when it’s busy like that. I get to encounter so many different kids of all ages. Many of them are just drawn to me and the boys because we are usually having the most fun!

Well we got a game going and had a small crew. There was one boy named Jack..he was maybe 3yrs old. He was getting very upset and frustrated with all of the other kids. He was crying an awful lot and was not having much fun.

I asked one of the other parents who was responsible for Jack and the parent told me Jacks grandmother was but she was sitting in her car.

I am not going to get into how this little one should not be running around this enormous playground unsupervised.

So I asked Jack to show me where his grandmother was so he did. We stood at the fence and I waved to her with Jack. She stepped out of her vehicle saw Jack upset but did not come for him.

She stayed outside of the gate and instructed him to just play a little longer.

To me the boy appears to be uncared for. He was little and could have been thirsty, hungry and definitely tired. I saw him pick gum up off the ground and eat it.

Jack follows me back to the boys and we play for a few minutes more and then I realize our time is past up and we have to go.

Jack is crying again and I feel helpless.

AND THEN GEORGE – grabs Jack’s hand and says with power and conviction “He’s coming with us.”

My heart could not even argue or dispute George. He was right. We could not just leave Jack crying by himself on the playground.

We all walked together outside the gate of the playground and I waved to Jacks grandmother and George walked Jack over to her.

I have never been more proud of my boy George. I didn’t even realize he was aware of the situation as much as he really was.

Published by gracefuladdict

I am a true addict living my life one day at a time in recovery. I have been substance free -meaning NO drugs or alcohol since 5/23/10. My intention is to share my experiences daily in the hopes to free others from the fears of being who they truly are. My wish is to bravely tell my truth so others can tell theirs as well. I want to be free of self hatred and doubt. I want to live a life of joy, kindness, love and grace. Thank you!

22 thoughts on “A noble deed 5/12

  1. Yes, we don’t give them much credit at that age…but hey, they pick up exactly what we show them…and carry it for most of their lives. Thankfully these guys have a good role model, I hope your rubbing off on them well dear lady 😀 ❤️ 🙏🏽 🦋

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    1. I knowww – but George really impressed me – he just knew no way this little fella is staying here. When he said “he’s coming with us” I swear he would have taken him back home to his house! Lol ❤️💜❤️

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    1. So proud of the little ones – and I actually ended up chatting with the grandmother the following day – she’s a nice lady she just has her hands really full ❤️🙏❤️


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