Slap, Pop, Slam…no, not the updated version of the Rice Krispies, kids playing pogs on the sidewalk, those are the sound they make. We stopped at Adriana’s on the Malecon in San Felipe. I just couldn’t see making the trip all the way here and not stopping for the best shrimp quesadillas in the world. Maria’s grandkids, three boys ranging in age 3 to 7 were on the sidewalk with their pogs. I remember pogs, Kayla had a whole duffle bag full of them, maybe 15+ years ago.
When my kids were little, their dad ran an auction barn, so they could often pick up toys they wanted on the cheap. Kayla did that with pogs, she was probably eight or nine at the time. She had more slammers than anyone else on the playground. Everyday she took a large bag full to school, I’m pretty sure she handed out a handful to all her friends so they could play too. Kayla has always been very generous that way. She’s the girl who brought home strays, whether they were cats or people never mattered. If someone was in a bad situation she brought them home to help them.
Next week is the Christmas Tree Fantasy in our hometown, since the moment Kayla figured out there was a giving tree, we had to go to the Fantasy on the first night it opened and find our giving tree recipients. It was important that the kids all had someone their own age to buy for. Then we would spend one night just shopping for those presents only. My Kayla was always the most generous, she just wanted to buy one more thing, every time. I’m very proud of her and hope her generosity of spirit doesn’t wane in her grown up years. It is one of her best qualities, love you Kayla.