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Thursday, August 2, 2007

Every body's GrandChild

Even at a tender age of 4, my son is always excited when it's Friday. It is not because it is approaching the weekends or the fact that he knows daddy won't have to work but rather, he seems to look forward to a volunteer job that he gets to participate on some Fridays if he is not sick. He gets to go to different elderly households and deliver meals.

Each Friday, the volunteer meal deliverers gather at a local church to pick up boxes of special meals according to specific dietary constraints. Some folks drink butter milk, some would take skim and then there are the minorities whom would be allowed to drink whole Milk, followed by different meal plan for different diets. So far, my little boy is at least helpful in helping out picking the right kind of milk for the right folks since the milk cartons are in different colors. He becomes more helpful when the actual delivery takes place.

He would YELL out "MEALS on WHEELS" to get attention prior to the knock on the door. Usually folks are already opening the door prior to the knock because they do look forward to a cute 4 year old delivering a meal with a smile and a mischievous grin. He would normally deliver the meal and then ask "what about me? but I am Hungry too." The response is always a grandpa Santa Claus type jolly laugh then a hug followed by a pinch on the cheeks and finally a candy or lollipops. He has become the Every body's Grandchild on Fridays. This does serve two purposes. My son's grandparents are far away in Asia and most of the elderly folks don't have their grandchild's nearby.





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17 comments:

Mark Lugo said...

You have a great tradition for your family. I wish your son the best.

Sue's Daily Photos said...

This is a very cute story, my Dear! I liked it. And I think I would hug and kuddle your little son too, just for doing that what he does! You teach him a very great lesson in life with these Friday's, something what he never will forget, I'm sure. Very nice!

Kay Bruns said...

Your son seem adorable and very lovable. You are very lucky!

Rose MG said...

This is a great blog site. Your stories are inspiring and really shows that you love your son. He is lucky to have a great dad.

Emma Williams said...

You have set a great example for your son. Keep going!

NeoAuteur said...

It's great that you have your son involved in this. Keep it up.

Jason said...

Great Stuff!

Sam Long said...

It is always good to start young. I can almost imagine your little boy yelling Meals on Wheels!

Roy Jones said...

Simply awesome. Your son sets great examples.

Akim Jelah said...

I love what your son is doing. We need more kids willing to step out and really ENJOY helping.

Sally Jones said...

Keep it up. Good job DAD!

Heather said...

Your son must be very cute to bring smiles to others. This is so adorable.

Brenda Hayes said...

Your son is something ELSE! What a great kid and hope he is fully recover.

mcewen said...

What a great posting. Since our parents are in a different country, I have similar plans.
Best wishes

Phillip G said...

This is a great way to keep the kido's busy and what a valuable experience this will be. Good call and great blog.

Kejia said...

What a great way of teaching your child of serving and giving...

Jeremy said...

Great to see you train your son from an early age to understand the "real" meaning of giving from the heart. Kudos!