I have to say one of the biggest surprises of being a mom is the moments that melt my heart. I’ve written about a couple of instances where this has happened when they were younger and titled them Best. Story. Ever. and Best. Story. Ever. Part II.
Recently Logan amazed me with such a kind gesture that I had to add another chapter for Best. Story. Ever. Part III. Here’s what happened.
I ran to Target the other day to pick up a few things. Target is one of my favorite stores and I go there often. While on this particular trip, as the cashier started scanning and bagging my items, he put a few things in a bag and then set it on the end table-like thing as always. The problem was, the lady in front of me was still putting her change and receipt away and her things were there as well. He had put my bag off to the side a bit I kind of noticed. I was distracted and not paying a lot of attention but I thought that my bag was separate from hers.
As the other customer started gathering up her things, I noticed she also grabbed what I thought was my bag. I thought, “Nah, I must be mistaken” and didn’t think a thing about it again until I got home.
I unpacked my bags and sure enough I didn’t have some of my items. I double-checked the car to be sure and it was certain I didn’t have the items I paid for. I was really irritated to notice that my coffee K-Cups were missing. That’s a $10 purchase alone. As I was searching Kora & Logan asked what I was looking for.
I told them what happened and they couldn’t understand why that lady would take my things. I told her that I was sure it was by accident and that I could understand how it could happen. While I love Target, their bagging set-up has put me in this situation before where I was gathering up my things and the cashier was putting other customers bags down near mine. I didn’t take anything but I could see how you would think all of the bags are yours.
So I made sure the kids knew it was no big deal and that while I was irritated, I wasn’t upset or angry. We went on with our day and after Logan finished his homework he said, “Mommy, I have a surprise for you. I’ll be right back.” He then ran off.
I thought he was putting the finishing touches on a school project so I didn’t think anything of it. After awhile though, I did call to check on him to make sure everything was ok. He yelled back, “Yes, just please don’t come in here.”
Then I took Yoshi outside and when I came back in he was standing in the kitchen.
“Mommy, your surprise is ready. It’s on your bed. Come look.”
I walked into the bedroom and this is what I saw.
“Mommy, I got money out of my piggy bank so you can have your $10 back.”
My. Heart. Melted. I couldn’t get over what a kind gesture this was. Kora & Logan guard their money and don’t spend it ever. So that he did this and took the time to count it all out in change and did it all so willingly, brought tears to my eyes. What a sweet boy we have. He really is amazing.
I thanked him, hugged him, told him how much I appreciated it, and told him how nice it was of him to do this. I told him that it was his money though and while I was extremely grateful and thought it was so kind I didn’t want him to give his money to me for this, that he should save it for something fun. He said, “No, I want you to have it so you have your missing $10.”
What a kid.
I snuck the money back in his bank but will forever remember that he did this. I hope this gesture speaks to the kind of person he is growing up to be. I love moments like this and hope many more are coming our way as a family.