His Favorite Boot

My youngest son is three years old and absolutely loves to pretend.  He could play by himself all day long and come up with several different characters such as, a hunter, a police officer, a kitty, and so much more.

When he pretends he also has to really get into the story.  One specific character is a cowboy who hunts deer.  He explores the living room and hides behind the couch just so he can sneak up on a deer he to  kill to eat for his camp out meal.  He will come to us and ask if want to join him and of course we play along.  He has a wonderful imagination!

Here is a short story about this little cowboy…..

This cowboy not only loves to hunt but also loves cowboy boots.  One day the cowboy boots disappeared and were lost and so the cowboys parents  resorted to purchasing his other favorite boot, John Deere.

Time went by and the cowboy’s favorite boots were still lost, until one day one cowboy boot surfaced.  The little cowboy came down from the steps with this one boot on his foot showing his family what he had  found it.  He was so excited to have found this one cowboy boot.  He would put on one John Deere boot and one cowboy boot to walk around the living room woods. 

Even though this boot was his favorite, he had to let it go.  The other one was nowhere to be found and his family honestly thought he looked silly walking around with two different boots.  His Dad took the one cowboy boot and tossed it into the trash. Never seen again.

The little cowboy wasn’t too upset because he knew he had to let it go and hunting deer could be done just as good with his John Deere boots.

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The other day we heading out the door to take the boys to AWANA’s, which is a church function that we take the kids to so that they can learn more about God and the Bible.  We were in such a hurry because I had let time pass and we were late.

We rode to the church while trying to rehearse their Bible verses for the evening.  We arrived and walked up to my youngest son’s class (the cowboy’s class).  We walked in the door and everyone one welcomed him with loving smiles.  I started to get him comfortable by taking off his coat so that he would be ready for the class. 

I looked down and with my amazement I said, ” OH MY GOODNESS!”  My son had two different boots on.  He had one that was the John Deere boot and the other that was the favorite Cowboy boot.

I looked at him and said, ” Col, you have two different boots on, baby.”

He said, ”  I know I found the other one.  Don’t throw this one away Mama.”

I then looked down at my other son’s shoes to make sure that he had on two of the same and yes he did.

I laughed and smiled and tried to explain to the teachers the situation.  I knew that when we walked out  of the door he had shoes on and that was what mattered.  I never would have imagined he would have two different shoes on and especially that particular boot.

Everyone laughed and thought it would be a good to remind him of this memory when he is older.

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The whole purpose of me telling you this story was because for one, it was funny and for two, to show you that I’m not perfect.  You don’t have need perfect to be a parent you just have to try to do the best you can.  Laugh about the funny things and create wonderful memories along the way.

 

By the way!  I didn’t go back home and get him another shoe to match his John Deere boot.  I think that it would have broken his heart if he would have had to change out his favorite cowboy boot.

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