Sunday, February 15, 2009

Celebrate 100 Day

Do you remember when you first learned to count? From one to two, from nine to 10, from 10 to 20 to 30 and then finally 100. (I expect these days kids learn to count to a google, which is a number with 100 zeros.)

Well, it was recently 100 day in Kje's class. (Third year in a row, mind you.) The kids were asked to bring 100 of something to count and celebrate with, and a few of Kje's friends brought 100 chocolate chips. I thought I would share a little class assignment Kje completed. His answers are in italics.

The important thing about 100 is that it... is alot of chocolate chips
and it... is a century
it... is a lot of money
and it... is large
But the most important thing about 100 is that... it is alot of chocolate chips.

Recently, I have been part of, or heard of, many celebrations: 150th anniversary of BC, 50th anniversary of British Columbia Magazine, 33rd birthday of Super, Natural British Columbia, my brother's birthday every Valentines, the boy's birthdays are coming up and, most importantly to me, my 10th year anniversary of meeting my husband. And there have been more. Whew... a lot of numbers, a lot of events.

We often find reasons, excuses even, to celebrate something. To make events from what should be a normal part of our day, a normal part of our life. I am happy to say that this year, we didn't spend one cent, or two or 10 or 20 or 30 or even 100 pennies on Valentines day. That event takes place every day in our house, with hugs and emails and phone calls and little specks of sweetness doled out all over that cost nothing but giving of the 100-plus pieces of our heart. (Upcoming birthdays are another story mind you.)
I kinda like that in one boys mind, all these numbers - large numbers even - all boil down to chocolate chips. Little specks of sweetness. 100 morsels that melt in your mouth. Easy to share. Easy to swallow.
I guess I can celebrate that, too.

1 comment:

Mika Ryan said...

when my son was little we used to get into the " I love you more..." debate. It went something like this...I love you I love you 1 million....culminating into I love you 3.14

some things just can't be measured.