judging from what i heard, the girl must have been asking for a particular item. it went something like:
woman: i’ll get it for you, but you can only have one.
girl: i want 2.
woman: no. you can only get one. which one do you want?
woman: you’re only getting 1!!
girl: but i want 2.
woman: pick one so we can go.
woman: one or none!
the way in which it all went down was just great.
the thing i loved about it is that the child never raised her voice or threw a fit, but you could hear the firmness and determination in her tone. for her, to get less than 2 of whatever she was asking for was not an option. i could just picture her standing there with her hands on her hips while wearing a super woman cape blowing in the wind. ok. there was no wind and no cape, but that’s what i thought of. you know, something like those typical superman images but in girl/woman form.
(for those of you familiar with pages 240-241 of Anthony Browder’s Nile Valley Contributions to Civilization no need to fret. the child was of the same persuasion as those usually depicted in the super people images, so *my* mental images weren’t distorted, ha ha!)
the girl knew what she wanted and didn’t back down. i really appreciated how defiant and assured of herself she was.
i don’t know whether she got 0, 1, or 2, but things seemed peaceful when i saw them walk by.
witnessing that was right on time, since i was running some situations through my mind and feeling a bit unsure about whether i should initiate certain things. she remined me of the importance of being "bold and delibarate" in my actions and requests.
seems that i’m always in places hearing things that, when i think about it, can usually be applied to my life in one form or another.
i can dig it.