My Son, Your Friendly Cruise Director…

This past weekend, while venturing into Vermont for the day, we stopped by the oh-so-lovely Ben & Jerry’s headquarters.  And, not only do they have good ice-cream (albeit rather expensive), they also have a lot of fun family activities…and a very long line for the ice-cream counter.

So, while my sweetie patiently sacrificed by waiting in line, I took the kids to the playground.  Both kids, after having been in the vehicle for several hours — and in anticipation of the promised sweet treat — immediately began bouncing off every available surface.  After they had let off a fair amount of their energy, they began to slow down a bit and become more imaginative in their play.  At this point, my dear, sweet, exuberant and friendly son began to imagine that the wooden fort was a cruise ship — on which he was the cruise director, hospitality specialist, activities director, and whatever else popped into his imagination. 

I was sitting ona nearby bench watching the kids play with a couple other kids.  Jonah had positioned himself at the top of the fort, right in front of the most popular climbing enterance to the fort.  Meanwhile, a little girl was slowly climbing up the tire ladder to where Jonah stood.  She reached the top and stood up next to Jonah who promptly proclaimed: “Welcome to the U.S Constitution…would you like to shake my hand!”  He said this with such sincerity and enthusiasm that I immediately burst into laughter.  I couldn’t help it.  Really, I couldn’t.  When Jonah glanced uncertainly my way, I called him over to the bench where I was sitting, gave him a hug, and told him how much I love him.

Where that boy’s future is headed, I have no idea…but I cannot wait to find out!!


About Sarah

I love being wife to my sweetie, mama and teacher to my three wonderful children, and friend to people near and far. I love to express myself through words. I blog to connect with others and so that someday, hopefully, my kiddos will understand who their mama was...way back when.
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One Response to My Son, Your Friendly Cruise Director…

  1. Mom says:

    Oh Our Jonah! You are a treasure! Are you saving this stuff for him to enjoy when he grows up? (And for you to fondly remember when he is grown and gone?) – Love

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