Shaye, my niece, decided to begin the pity party with the dog, Lyla. The dog and her sat on the floor and cried together. Shaye wails, "Lyla, I have ta go home. I am going to miss you."
Then, Shaye somberly climbs the stairs to the second story and finds her cousin Stefie. She crawls onto Stefie's bed and lays with her crying, "I'm goin home today, and I'm sad because I wanna go home AND I wanna stay here." Stefie did think this to be a sad dilemma, so Shaye and Stefie had a good cry together.
Shaye wasn't finished making her rounds. She found her cousin Heather. Shaye crawled into Heather's lap and said, "I wish I could be with you all the time." They both cried. Heather told Shaye, "We do get to be together all the time because we're cousins, we will always be close." But, they were both sad, so that shared a good cry.
Then, the crying got a little louder...Heather had this covered, she's good at being loud when needed.
So, it was time for the Aunt to do some crying. We decided to keep the bottom lips employed during our communal pity party...
Almost finished making her crying rounds, we had to find Uncle David. He was working outside, cutting tile. So, Shaye found her Uncle David and could barely tell him that she was so sad about leaving because she was crying too hard. He joined in on the bottom lip sticking out and shared her sadness.
Then, Uncle David gave his little Shaye-Bear a kiss and told her that he had something that might help her tears go away because he wanted her to leave our house with a happy heart and a smile, not with sad cries.
"What is it Uncle David?" She asks while forgetting to cry.
Of course! It's a trip to the candy bowl! But, you can't be crying, pouting or in a bad mood to visit with the candy bowl, you have to smile and laugh and be happy about being able to pick out whatever piece of candy you want to eat!
And, with a bit of chocolate, all is right with the world again. All the tears are dried up. Candy entered the scene and rescued Shaye from her sadness.
Thank God for the candy bowl.