Little boy presents
are the best presents ever.
Most often, they’re procured from nature,
require clean-up,
and let you know your little guy
was thinking of you
while exploring the great big world.

Today, I received this lovely pail
filled with water and “prickle plants”
(bits of evergreen ripped
from our front yard bushes).

The water quickly drained out the bottom
and onto the kitchen table,
but the prickle plants remained intact.

A present with absolutely no use
other than to tell me,
with no words needed,
that this sweet boy loves his mama.
What a gift.