Yesterday, The Husband joined me at The Girl's gymnastics practice. He had taken the day off work to go with me to the doctor. We were sitting in the bleachers watching The Girl. The Boy had gone off to play (there were several young children there).
At one point, The Husband and I noticed The Boy speaking with an older gentleman. The Boy seemed quite earnest and serious. He and the man were looking at a Powerade bottle so our thoughts immediately went to "Oh no! He's not explaining the horrors of high fructose corn syrup to that man is he?!" Because The Boy? He knows these things. He knows all about the ills of partially hydrogenated oils and high fructose corn syrup. We've recently taken a huge step toward eating better and now avoid those ingredients, as well as meats and other animal products produced with antibiotics and hormones.
Fast forward a good half-hour or so. Again, The Husband and I are sitting there watching The Girl. The gentleman comes over and asks if we are The Boy's parents. Immediately, we look at each other and think "Oh no! What has he done?" (Can you tell we've been asked this before?!). We hesitantly say yes and he proceeds to tell us what a wonderful young man The Boy is. This gentleman does not know us but had such pleasant things to say! The Husband and I were dumbfounded for a moment. We graciously thanked the gentleman and he walked away.
What an amazing moment! Incidentally, we later asked The Boy what he was telling the man about the Powerade. It turns out he was explaining (or, perhaps, extolling the virtues of) the My Coke Rewards program!