Eyes on the Prize

Eyes on the Prize

Our three year-old grandson Thomas was at a birthday party where nearly all of the guests were girls. A piñata in the shape of a butterfly was hung up, and the guests were told they’d take turns hitting it with a stick. The girls were horrified at the prospect, shouting, “Don’t hurt the butterfly!” and “Don’t hit the poor butterfly!”

Thomas also loves living butterflies but has been to parties with piñatas before and knew what was inside them. He had a different message for everyone, “Kill the butterfly!”

With Love,


About russtowne

I'm awed by the beauty of nature and the power of love and gratitude. Some of my favorite sensory experiences include waves crashing on rocky shores, waterways in ancient redwood and fern-filled forests, and rain. My wife and I have been married since 1979. We have 3 adult children and 5 grandchildren. I manage a wealth management firm that I founded in 2003. My Beloved is a Special Education teacher for Kindergartners and First Graders. I'm a published author of approximately 60 books in a variety of genres for grownups and children.
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15 Responses to Eyes on the Prize

  1. Did he get the deed done? Hope so. One way to impress the girls: candy. 🙂

  2. ksbeth says:

    a wise realist with experience. )

  3. Best story of the day Russ!

  4. A surprise ending! … gave me a smile! Diane

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