Aaron climbed in the van this afternoon when I picked him up from his day group. I talked to Katie, his staff, about his day…..which she said was excellent, with Aaron being kind and funny. What awesome news!!
Aaron was settling into his seat and buckling his seat belt as Katie and I finished talking. I had noticed that he walked to the van carrying two things in his hand, so before I drove away I looked down at the two items that he had placed between our seats.
“What are those things?” I asked him.
“Well,” he replied as he held up a cup. “K asked if I would be her Valentine, so she gave me this.”
K is a client, one that Aaron doesn’t see a lot, I don’t believe. But I guess she wants to be Aaron’s Valentine, so she hopefully sealed the deal with this gift. It made me smile. But it was the next thing that I saw that had me laughing.
The list. She wrote a list for her new Valentine. You know, just to give him a few gift ideas so he could seal his end of the deal.
This girl has been schooled, let me tell you!! HaHaHa!!
And good old Aaron, who loves to give and to share, asked if he could give those gifts to K. I explained, as we drove home, why these gifts were out of the question. Aaron was disappointed, and surprised, that he couldn’t buy K what she wanted.
At supper, Aaron showed Gary his gift from K, which made him smile. And then he showed Gary the gift list, which made Gary laugh out loud just as I did. Aaron was stoic, still disappointed at our reactions.
“You mean I can’t get her those gifts?” Aaron asked with a straight face.
“No, Aaron,” Gary replied. “You don’t have that kind of money for all those expensive gifts. Why, even your mother wouldn’t expect to get those kinds of gifts.”
What did Gary say?!!
Why is he laughing?!!