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!”
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Did he get the deed done? Hope so. One way to impress the girls: candy. 🙂
I’m glad I wasn’t drinking anything when I read your comment or I’d be wiping off my screen and keyboard right now from bursting out laughing! Yes, the poor piñata was sacrificed in the name of candy. He was indeed popular with the girls.
😀 😀 They start so early these days.
a wise realist with experience. )
That’s quite a compliment, especially for a three year old! As one of Thomas’ official spokespeople, I thank you on his behalf. ;-D!
Oh so cute
He is indeed. Thank you, Joanne.
Best story of the day Russ!
Thank you, Colleen.
A surprise ending! … gave me a smile! Diane
I’m glad you enjoyed it, Diane.
How sweet! 🙂
Thomas or the candy inside the piñata? ;-D! Thank you, Ute!