Monday, November 10, 2008
My brother follows the same routine every morning with his 2yr old son. He enters his son’s room, lifts his son up out of bed and holds him in his arms, allowing his son to lay his head on his shoulder. My brother then quietly walks down the hall and heads towards the kitchen. Entering the kitchen he turns the lights on and gently places his son on the floor, letting his son get his balance and bear the full weight of his body on his tiny feet. His son begins to pout and show his discontent, however once he notices that his father has reached into the cabinet for his bottle, he is immediately comforted. My brother takes out the bottle and places it on the kitchen counter. He then walks to the refrigerator, opens it and takes out the milk (leche). Returning back to the bottle he fills it with milk. At this point his son’s eyes are gleaming with anticipation. This is immediately replaced with a look of panic when his father turns away from the bottle and walks to the other side of the kitchen. My brother opens the cabinet door and pulls out a container of chocolate “Quick”. Once again he returns back to the bottle, places two teaspoons of Quick inside, screws the top on the bottle and shakes it. It’s at this point that his son begins tugging on his leg chanting, “leche,leche!!” Unfortunately for him, my brother then takes the bottle and walks right past his son placing it in the microwave. His son begins to cry desperately, ”leche papa leche!” Once the leche has warmed, my brother removes it from the microwave, gives it onc last shake and places it in the waiting hands of my nephew. The leche is just the way his son wanted it, chocolatey and warm. If his father would have listened to his pleas for leche any earlier it wouldn’t have been right. His father knows the steps that must be taken to give his son what he wants and needs. His son will learn to have faith in his father and patience in his methods. God is our Father, have faith in him and his methods. In the end we will all enjoy a nice, warm, chocolate, bottle of leche.