Friday, July 10, 2009
We had a gathering with my primary school classmates and teacher last weekend. Great, Sheen had companions to play with. Few kids came with the portable game machine, PSP and Game Boy. Sheen derived enormous mystifiying joy from watching others play the game. Not from playing them. Several occasions we offered to buy him one but he declined politely.
While I was busy catching up with my old friends I heard the familar sounds reasoning with his new friend:
>May I just watch you play?
> The girl turned the game console to an angle that he would see nothing. Then he moved to the side where he can continue to watch the playing.
> I only want to see, I won't disturb you or take your game away. Can I?
> Once again, the girl moved the game console away from Sheen. Pay little heed to what he had just said.
Seeing what happened, I swiftly moved to Sheen and squat in front of him to tell him how he made me proud to have done the right thing by asking and reasoning patiently. If his friend does not want to share for her own reasons, he should just move on respectfully.
I do not know if I could have done anything better to mitigate his disappointment but he sure had made me believed that god had sent me an angel 4 yrs ago!
This Angel Food Cake is for you, Sheen.
This is my little glummy boy on a Monday morning: