Tuesday, July 17, 2007



Driving home with Rojo in the car, having just left his Behavioral/Developmental Pediatrician's office, we stop at a traffic light and our eyes turn to the homeless man with the cardboard sign, crouching, weathered, dirty, neglected looking, on our left.

I roll down the window, offering a Power Bar and a bottle of water to the filthy, outstretched hand.

"Thank you," the man says, eyes red and tired, face lined and sad.

"You're welcome," I say from the comforts of my car.

Ten minutes and ten different threads of conversation pass between Rojo and me, when he interrupts, "Will we see another friend?"

"Another friend?" I ask.

"Another friend we can give food and water to?" he clarifies.

I'd say his behavior and development are in good shape, wouldn't you?

9 comments:

Suzy said...

Certainly more advanced than mine....

kario said...

What an awesome offering - Power Bar and water! I don't even eat those bars, but you've inspired me to go buy some to keep handy in the car for just such occasions. Thanks!

Kisses to Rojo.

Nancy said...

He's learning from the best.

Michelle O'Neil said...

Yes.

bossy Boots said...

Not a damn thing wrong with that boy, he's stunning and I'm sorry...who's womb did he come out of???

I think that would be YOURS!

Ha

HA.

That's all I'm saying.

Jerri said...

Excellent. Most excellent young man you're raising there, my girl.

Eileen said...

I'd say his behavior and development are in perfect shape. What a sweetheart!

Kim said...

Abso-f'in-lutely. Excellent shape.

Jess said...

Great shape!!