Wednesday, October 08, 2008

On turning into Ellen

My daughter has a boy from class over. 
Not sure how I feel about this and how different she is acting. She assures me that he is only a friend and I do believe she is telling me the truth because we talk about these things all the time and I happen to know who her real crush is on. So there!!
Anyhew, this boy was best friends with the boy Alex who died tragically last spring. I blogged a bit about that one and sorry if you missed it cause I don't know how to do the fancy thing where it will bring you to that blog so if you are interested you will just have to look. 
Emma was telling me that ever since Alex died this boy Kevin has been really sad and that she had overheard him telling one of his buddies the other day that he eats dinner alone most nights. His mom and dad work and older sister who is like 19 is never home. This really just broke my heart. I know God has strategically placed us in this neighborhood for a reason, more reasons than one, and there have been many reasons already revealed but this was like one loud gong going off inside my heart.
At the dinner table last night when Emma was telling her dad the same story he replied, "Well did you say, Good for you , bummer you eat alone every night. Stay warm and well-fed and then walk away" To which she cocked her head to his sarcasm, and said "What?" He then explained.
My brothers and sisters would say that I am turning into to my mother, Ellen because of this gesture of inviting him over for dinner, to which I would say,  SO BE IT!! 

6 comments:

Jeni said...

What choice would you have but to invite him over for dinner after hearing that he eats alone? I personally would not stop thinking about it until I did something about it... :)

Erica said...

Glad that your daughter is 'friends' with him and your family can include him. I thought your husband's comment was hilarious :)

TPluckyT said...

You mom sounds like a generous person . . . Just like you!

Jeni said...

So, did you mail your manuscripts yet? He he he...

noel said...

Jeni- would you believe that when I went to print them all out after going through them with a fine tooth comb, my printer ran out of ink.
Yes, and Kevin the friend has come over every day since. He's sweet.

Jeni said...

It's good that he has a new friend in Emma-- she's sweet, too. And I'd believe that Baxter ate your manuscripts before I believed you ran out of ink... Ha ha ha! Just kidding.

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