THIS was the sweetest thing that my son has done for my darling daughter in a LOOOONNNGGG time! I don't know if you can read the note he wrote but it says: for kristen from matthew I hope you like this. You see, his sister, for the first time ever, decided that she would give up trick-or-treating this year for the love of Florida football. The Florida-Georgia football game was Saturday and didn't get over until 7, and therefore, she wouldn't be home until close to 9. Now, a few things you have to understand before you can really appreciate this story is that a) matthew has a major sweet tooth and can never get enough candy, b) these two are 8 years apart and at odds over EVERYTHING, and c) he doesn't like the Florida Gators (at all. I think it's how he's rebellious . . . trying to ruffle feathers in the family and really bug his father) . . . At any rate, what you see there are four bags of candy that, when Matthew came in from trick or treating, specifically set aside for his sister for when she came home. He asked first if she liked it and then if she could eat it (b/c of her braces) and then he'd bag it if it was cleared. It was so stinkin' cute! Just another reminder that I am doing something right, even on days where it seems like my kids just want to test their boundaries and I'm exhausted to no end. I have these little treasures that brighten my day and remind me that it's all worth it.