Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Cookies make everything better.

I work with a girl, T., she about 28 or 29. As a coworker, she's merely okay, but as a person, she is a very sweet, soft spoken girl. She has a son, J., who is about 10 or 11. If I have extra goodies, I'll give them to her to pass on to J. because I know he'll eat them. I also do it because T. doesn't cook or bake and really, every kid needs a freshly baked cookie every now and again. I've also passed on goodies that neither she nor he have tried before and have yet to find something that they don't like. I think the last thing I shared with them was red velvet cupcakes. I've only met J. once or twice in the past. He's a super cute, super sweet kid. T is doing an amazing job as a single mother and I have no doubt that J will turn into a fine man someday.

Two mornings ago, T comes up to me and tells me that her son has just learned how to make those slice and bake Toll House cookies and he's going to make some for me. Yesterday, she tells me that J wants me to know that he didn't make the cookies the night before because he had to watch the wrestling draft and he hoped I would understand. I told her to tell him I would have done the same thing. This morning when I got to work, T hands me a little plastic baggie with 4 chocolate chip cookies. I almost cried. Seriously. He made me cookies because I am always sending things home for him.

I was late this morning because I had a doctor's appointment. I found out that I have to have knee surgery in a week or two. Getting cookies that J baked especially for me made my day!


Linda said...

Aw, that's so sweet! Aren't you a nice coworker making your coworker treats to take home. We occasionally make treats for our coworkers to eat here. I would never think of making enough for them to take home.

Cellar Door said...

Awe! Shucks.

peewee said...

uhhhhh, I like to have cookies too! I'm just saying. It's not really HARD to put some in the mail or anything.

Meg said...

Uh, it is if I don't have an address. How should I send that?

c/o Yoga Bitch
Tinsel Town, USA

CailinMarie said...

oh that is darling! what a nice kid!

FoxyMoron said...

Meg that is amazing! What a difference you've made in that little boy's life.

Uh, can you adopt me? You'd make a great mum.;)