Friday, February 24, 2012
Two little girls, around the age of 6 or 7, live on my street. They can usually be found riding bikes, scooters, 4 wheelers, stomping in mud puddles and carrying kittens around. This evening they took a different approach. Answering a knock at my door, brought me face to face with these two little ones. One of them was carrying a clip board, looking very professional. Our conversation was as follows:
Alyssa: Would you like to buy something?
Me: What are you selling?
Brooklyn and Alyssa: Flowers
Me: What kind of flowers?
Alyssa: Pretty ones
Me: Do you have a picture of these flowers?
Me: Well, can I see your papers? (Thinking at first they might be selling for school)
Me: I can't see your papers?
Alyssa: Shakes head No.
Me: Well, how much are these flowers?
Alyssa: Two dollars
Me: Are you going to share the money? (By now I realized they were pretending)
Brooklyn: No. I get a dollar and Alyssa gets a dollar. (But they aren't sharing the $2)
Me: I tell you what girls, when you bring me some flowers, I will give you $2. The surprised grin on their face and their ability to clear my porch in 1.2 seconds was a dead give a way as to their intentions.
I turn and go back to finishing up my dinner. Ree and the kids are here and all of us realized what was happening. I had a feeling it was only a matter of time until the 2 little girls returned with something. Sure enough, less than 5 minutes later, there was another knock on my door and there they stood. Big smiles on their faces, holding a beautiful purple flower. I got $2 from my purse and gave them each a dollar and thanked them for the beautiful flower. The smiles on their faces was worth far more than the $2.
I have no idea where they got that flower. Perhaps a dish garden somewhere is missing a purple flower, perhaps a mom said "Sure, you can have the flower", or a flower in someone's yard is missing. I simply have no idea.
What I do know is that for a 10 minute period this afternoon, two precious little girls brought a smile to my face and laughter to my heart. Thank you Alyssa and Brooklyn!