He pleasantly poses with his unripe hand-strung sandplum necklace and watercolored sheetrock materpieces.
Because he knows it blesses his 5 year old's generous, developing heart.
He delights in bear hugging his girlies in unfeigned affirmation.
He blesses the family with pancakes for breakfast each Saturday morning.
Because he knows we like them.
And we like him.
Because of what he does; because of who he is...
that motivates him to do what he does.
So we present him with a pom pom necklace, a hunk of chocolate, a jar of sand.
And treat him with black bottom cake.