Saturday, November 28, 2015

Super Concentrated

The TV is rarely on during the day in our house with the exception of football season. College and NFL games flow one after another in the background as we play, cook, clean or just hang out on the couch.   My four year old is drawn to the screen like a moth to a flame during commercials. He's enthralled by the strong trucks hauling boats and the silly commercials with cartoon characters but I didn't expect him to pay much attention to the detergent commercials.

"Mommy! I have something very important to tell you and I keep forgetting."
"Sure, bud. What's up?"
He crawled into my lap facing me. I could see his brain working out all the words, trying to get it exactly right. Finally, he began.
"Tide Pods are super concentrated so you get a better clean. Did you know that? They have two times the cleaning power of regular detergent. So you shouldn't pay for water, you should pay for clean. That's my Tide." He looked at me expectantly.
"So do you think I should use Tide pods instead of the liquid detergent?"
"Mmm hmm! Because they are super concentrated. You shouldn't pay for water when you can pay for clean!"
"Got it. Thank you for telling me! That will really help me!"
"Yep!" he said climbing off my lap and heading back to his toys. "Your welcome!"

I love this for so many reasons. I love that he used words like "concentrated" and that he was able to remember the high points of the commercial. But I love the reason even more. He wanted to remember it so that it could help me. He worked hard to get it right so that he could share something that had value to me in my every day life. That was the sweetest part of all.

It made me want to do something similar for someone today. Maybe you can do it too. Let's look for an article, a video or a product that could help someone we love. Send it to them. Let them know you were thinking about them and you hope that this helps. We all could use a reminder that we are loved.

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