Monday, July 19, 2010

Pineapple-y Pencils and a Happy Star, Please...

The purpose behind this post is two-fold: first, there is another post up at Second Star, and I hope you'll read it after you're done with this one. The other is to say:

My son Hunter is the greatest.

Late last week, I was in kind of a funk. A bunch of things hit at once, and I felt a bit overwhelmed. I'm sure you know the feeling.

Well Hunter comes up to me with his hands behind his back, and says "Dad, to help cheer you up, I made this for you."

Then he presents me with this:

He made me a pencil holder from a pineapple can.

If you can't read it, the star says "Pencil Holder for the Number 1 Dad--from Hunter".

He transformed my attitude in a matter of seconds.

And he put a uniquely "Hunter" spin on it by saying, "It has a cool secret power, Dad. It makes all of your pencils smell pineapple-y..."

I love this kid.

Thanks for reading my ranting,



  1. So sweet. We all need some more pineapple-y pencils. :)

  2. That is too awesome for words

  3. Oh that's too adorable for words. Gotta love kids when they realize you need cheering up and then make something to do that.

    I remember one time as a kid I'd made Mom angry or disappointed or something, so to apologize, I stitched up a little "I'm sorry" sampler thingie on some fabric. I think she still has it in her keepsakes.