I’m currently manning my post at the hotel, watching a little girl run back and forth through the lobby, yelling “Tommy, try to catch me! Try and catch me!”
Her slightly older brother does not respond.
“Try and catch me! Please try to catch me!”
He still refuses to even look her way.
I’m not exactly sure why, but it is the saddest sight I have seen in some time. She is breaking my heart, this little girl who wants nothing more from the world than a few minutes of playtime.
My apologies for the depressing nature of this post, but I rarely get to witness such a genuinely heartbreaking scene – fortunately. I couldn’t stand to view something like this too often!
It has sent me down an interesting path, though. How many of us have been in this little girl’s shoes? It appears as though she worships her big brother but he’s wrapped up in his own little world. And who could blame him? He’s a kid on vacation; he’s supposed to be overwhelmed!
The moment has now passed; Mom and Dad have collected the car and shuffled the siblings out of the lobby. Hopefully the lonely little girl will arrive at a fun destination filled with wonder and joy for her young brain to absorb.
If not, I don’t want to be here when she returns.