Monkey went shoe shopping with his father last night and DH had an awesome story for me when they arrived home. The store DH took Monkey to has a recycle bin for old sneakers. DH told Monkey now that he’s found his new shoes, he can put his old ones into the bin. So DH went along the aisle next to the bin which also happened to be the aisle for little girl shoes so he started looking for Princess.
After a little while, DH looks over at Monkey who is still standing by the sneaker recycle bin with his old shoes in hand. DH walked over and asked, “What’s wrong, buddy?” Monkey replied, “I don’t want to put them in.” DH asked, “Why?”, shocked that Monkey actually looked a little sad. Then with tears starting to come to his eyes, Monkey said, “Because I have so many memories with these.”
He’s SEVEN. Never expected him to have sentimental value over anything especially since the kid gets new presents and has forgotten about them a day later. But for some reason, those sneakers meant something to him. My sweet, sentimental son. He definitely surprises us sometimes with his words and actions. This time in a very good way.
(Of course, DH let Monkey bring the shoes home with him.)