I have a shirt with an image in the corner of a watermelon slice being carried away by ants. Once I looked down and saw an actual ant crawling across my shirt just below that image!
My younger two girls like to pretend to grab the watermelon from my shirt and put it in their pocket to save for later. (I shudder at what a mess that would make.)
One time my youngest was complaining about the disproportionate watermelon distribution when I got her into the top bunk. I suggested that since she was up there, I could throw her enough watermelon to equal her sister’s.
She cried, “I can’t catch them. They’re too heavy!”
Not able to argue with that logic, I felt obligated to climb the ladder so she could reach my shirt and count until she, too had 50 watermelons.
Another time I was at my desk working when she began plucking watermelon from my shirt. I told her to then go share with her sister. She ran off saying, “L, I got more watermelon.” I heard her counting them off so they could have an equal number.
They’re so good at sharing.
Happy 4th of July this week to my American friends! Will you be eating watermelon or saving it for the kids instead?