My DD brings me these everyday and dandelions. She's going through one of her phases when she's jealous of her little brother because she has to do more 'work' than him. Yesterday she buried the sidewalk chalk in gravel rather than picking it up and putting it away, and then lied about it--all because I'd sent DS inside.
Hard being the eldest.
Nice to get those parental treats, like occassionally staying up late, but harder to reconcile the responsibility. Anyway I tried to make it up to her by drawing a picture--my first in a few years, while I watched Sense & Sensibility on the VCR. Reminded me I am just as anal at drawing as I am at writing, details, details, details!!!
What do you do to cheer up the ones you love--even when it is their fault?