It's no secret that preschoolers feel things in a bit way. The good news is that this applies to their compassion as well.
We've instituted TAKOS Tuesday over here, and after finding a Ninja Turtle tattoo in a particular brand, bought it again in hopes to get another character. W hopped around with excitement as I prepared dinner and grabbed his little piece of happiness. Indeed, it was Donatello. Hooray!
I took it out of the packaging, grabbed a towel, and we counted to thirty together as I pressed it on his forearm.
Turns out, I didn't take that plastic strip off the back. Donatello was plastered firmly on it instead of my sweet boy's arm. We didn't have back-up.
After I promised we would grab another one next time at the store and applied a Cars tattoo we had lying around, I apologized again and told him I felt really bad.
W looked at me straight in the eye and said, "Do you need a hug?"
Yes. Why yes I did. I hope he always knows that such small tokens of kindness go so far.
(Photo courtesy of Momma's Gonna Snap Photography)