first of all, watch these because they're funny. and also because that's where i got my title.
then, the story.
so last night at Cold Stone, this cute little family came in. not a shocker, as little cute families ALWAYS come in.
remember how i LOVE little kids? oh yes, that.
anyways, i have this weird little habit of trying to become BFFs with the littlest ones.
well, their littlest daughter was adorable!
most of the time little kids treat me kind of funny. they act very suspicious and usually won't eat the samples i give them until their mom or day tries it first. "don't take candy from strangers," isn't wasted on these babies.
well this fearless little thing took a sample from me, no hesitation.
there's this space between the ice cream display the the glass protecting the stone from diseases.
it's the perfect little space for me, Jaycie the Hobbit, to reach little kids when i want to give them a sample or their ice cream.
well, this little angel just thought i was the greatest.
she'd point to one and say, "Now this one!"
so i'd scoop a little spoon and took it to our gap.
then she'd take it, run back to look at the ice cream, finish her sample, point to a new one, and say, "Now this one!" and then she'd run back to our gap, hand me the empty spoon and take the new sample.
every time i handed her a new one, she'd tilt her head, flash the cheesiest smile i've ever seen and go, "Thanks!" and run back to pick the next one.
finally, she'd tried all the ones she wanted, so i got her a cup of M&Ms and took it out into the lobby for her. she said her cute, cheesy, "thanks," and her mom said, "Can you give her a love?"
she walked over, held out her empty arm and gave me a look that said, "Well pick me up and love me."
i had to oblige. i love little kid hugs. so she gave me this enormous (for a little person, anyways...) hug and wiggled down.
until this point, i was so caught up in our little world, i hadn't noticed the rest of the store watching me with looks ranging anywhere from humor to mildly creeped out.
apparently i seemed like the kind of crazy person who would steal a cute child.
so i got back to work, which included taking out the cardboard to be recycled and straightening the tables outside.
well my new best friend was sitting inside, face pressed up against the glass, watching me, smilling at me, laughing, and making silly faces, all of which i happily made back at her.
when i went inside i asked her about her M&Ms and went to get her some more.
after she took them, she said, "i really like your shoes." which made her parents check them out and we had a conversation about fivefingers and their cute kids.
apparently, my bff is two and a half going on 19. earlier in the day, she'd packed up her toy shopping cart and wheeled it up to her daddy, where she happily said, "well, i guess i'm off to college!"
seriously, she's going to take the world by storm!
she captured my heart and i only knew her for twenty minutes...