So we have this piano
It is pretty much a brokedownbustedbutcutetolookatpianotunersnightmare piano
It had a pretty bench that was expensive so I put it on Craigslist for 250 dollars
I got a TON of emails that day
This strange piano tuner man comes over with his daughter. I SO wish I had taken her picture but did not want to creep her out.
a sixth grader
bowl haircut - yes EXACTLY like the Jack in the Box commercials
She walked in my door, looked me in the eye and said
"you got kids?"
"can I play with them?"
Then she sniffs the air and here is how the rest of our time with her was spent:
Girl: "Mrs. (she called me Mrs. - just like Junie B) do you have food? Can I have some? I am so hungry and that smells so good! Do you actually cook it?"
I invite her into my kitchen.
Girl: "OH you have milk? Can I have some milk? What did you cook? Did you make that? Can I have some more milk? YOU HAVE STRAWBERRIES? Can I have a roll? Can I have some more milk? YOU HAVE GRAPES? Can I have some more milk? Can I have some more beef please? This is SO nice! I can't believe you cooked this! (It was pot roast from the crockpot) Can I have some more milk? My Daddy doesn't cook much - we mostly eat MickeyD's.
Can I have some more milk?"
By now my heart is breaking and my children are actually slack jawed watching her eat. She asks for a baggy to take her leftovers in. I give it to her. My children proceed to offer her EVERYTHING they had on their plates - they were rolling grapes at her, handing her carrot sticks and strawberries frantically as fast as they could. We filled up a baggy and she asked for
I told her that I didn't want her to have a tummy ache but would she like a bottle of water.
can I have two?
I said no one was good would she also like a roll to take?
"oh yes Mrs. that would be GREAT - I sure wish you guys had another piano to sell my Dad so I could come back here tomorrow - well bye"
and then she was gone......
At bedtime my 8 year old said,
"she didn't have a Mommy did she?"
I said that I didn't think so
"and her Daddy might not be doing the best job?"
I said that I didn't think so but it was not my place to judge anyone else
"Mommy - I love you and Daddy SO much and I appreciate everything you do for us and thank you for making me eat my fruits and vegetables and milk. I can't imagine wishing for those things so bad like that girl"
You are so welcome Baby - we are very lucky.
Thank you sweet piano tuners girl for giving my family such a blessing. I wish I could have done more for you but you will be in my prayers daily along with my own children until the day that I die.