Two weeks after an incredible "buy one get one free" cereal sale and an impromptu breakfast spelling lesson, Dad was home, watching the young ones while I met a friend for coffee.
Dad asked the little learners,
"What would you like for breakfast?"
The four year old promptly answered,
"Dad, could I have some of that spelling cereal?"
Dad wasn't quite sure whether spelling cereal was a breakfast choice or one of our educational games.
Upon further questioning, the four year old commanded,
"Dad, just open the pantry."
He did and quickly found out that spelling cereal was indeed a breakfast choice. It was letter-shaped cereal we had used for spelling a few days prior.
When I arrived home, my husband quipped,
"Will you quit having so much fun with the kids!"
It was real and it was relational. It was remembered.