Sometimes the things that Ryan remembers shock me. Yesterday, a little friend of his was over to play. When I took some cookies out of the oven, she said, "OOH! Gimme! Gimme!" Without skipping a beat, Ryan said, "Don't be selfish. Play fair, have fun. Do what's best for everyone. There are enough cupcakes for everyone."
Cupcakes? Then it occurred to me.
I had to turn my back and stifle myself from laughing out loud. It sounded like a line from one of his books, and sure enough, it's a book called, "Play Fair, Have Fun" that he got for his birthday just a few days ago. How many times Mike's read that book in the last 5 days is a mystery, but the fact that Ryan had that line memorized was an awesome example to his friend.
The part of the book he was referring to was when a plate of cupcakes was brought out at a friend's birthday party. One of the kids in the story pushed her way to the table, trying to take two, shouting, "Gimme!" Then a friend said the line Ryan said above: "Don't be selfish. Play fair, have fun. Do what's best for everyone. There are enough cupcakes for everyone."
I'm still laughing about Ryan's rhyming response to his friend. The look on her face was shock, then a full understanding of how she came across. Priceless.