Friday, May 11, 2007

"help"

Not too long ago, I was explaining to my five year old (he just had a birthday a couple of days ago) about what I do for a job.

So today he was telling me that he was a "Daddy" and had to go to work.

"What do you do at work?" I asked.

"I help people with their problems," he explained. He went on to report that some people are "sad" and he wanted to help with their problems so that they would be "happy."

"What do you do to help them feel better?" I asked.

"Umm...I play hide and go seek. That will help them feel better," he replied confidently.

And as I looked down at his little face and thought about the joy he has when we play that game together, I realized that what he said was really very true. "Yes," I told him. "Yes, I think it would."

6 comments:

more cows than people said...

oh wow, steve. is that not a fabulous metaphpor for therapy anywho? you have great kids!

Liz said...

Dear Steve,

Sorry I have been away. Please read my blog. I hope I am doing the right thing.

http://lizreader.blogspot.com/

Rachel Rev said...

Yes, that is a wonderfully apt metaphor for therapy.

Thanks for sharing.

Lori said...

This post made me smile.

Gannet Girl said...

He is such a lovely young man.

Cecilia said...

How completely lovely. What a wonderful boy, and dad.

Pax, C.