Today’s #storyoftheday is about a father and son during their day out shopping. Here’s what happened to Kevin and his six-year-old son.
Kevin and Milena Copeland have been married for seven years. Living in San Antonio, Texas, the couple is raising a six-year-old son, Bryon, while progressing in their respective careers.
Kevin, 38, is a hotel administrator in a nearby establishment, while Milena is a kindergarten teacher. On August day, the couple decided to buy school supplies for their son as the school year was about to begin.
However, Milena had to leave for Dallas at the very last minute as her mother fell ill and needed someone to watch over her. Instead, Kevin took his son to the mall and shopped at a big department store.
The proud dad bought his son a new backpack, notebooks, and black shoes that went well with his school uniform. By the end of the day, the two boys caught themselves tired and hungry.
“Dad, I’m hungry,” Bryon said. “I wouldn’t mind a snack either. Let’s find something to eat,” his dad replied. Instead of agreeing, the witty little kid said, “I don’t want something. I want a burger.”
Kevin laughed and found his son adorable. Immediately, he agreed and started walking towards a burger joint with his son. Given that there was a week left before school, many kids and their parents were at the mall for school supplies shopping.
There were long lines everywhere, including the burger place that kids loved. Nevertheless, Kevin and Bryon waited in line. After half an hour, Bryon started complaining about his growling stomach, so his dad suggested something. He said:
“Okay Bry, here. Stay in line, and I’ll go see if we can buy burgers somewhere with no line. I won’t be long and promise to be back before it reaches your turn.”
Bryon nodded his head and watched his dad leave. After walking a few meters away, Kevin saw another burger bar with a shorter queue. He stood in life from where he could clearly see his son. Similarly, Bryon watched his dad from a distance.
After ten minutes, Bryon’s line started moving at a faster pace. When only five stood before him, Bryon began to worry about where his dad was. With all the people, he lost sight of Kevin.
Thoughts began entering the lad’s head, such as his father buying burgers and forgetting about his son. Still, Bryon stood in line as he was instructed. Similarly, Kevin’s queue began to move, and he could no longer assess which would be faster.
Kevin decided to stay in his line to get burgers faster while watching over his son from afar. When only one woman was before Bryon, he panicked and thought to himself:
“He must have forgotten me here. How could he do that? But I have to wait here and then I’ll ask the salesman to help a lost boy like me so my dad could take me home.”
Finally, it was Bryon’s turn. He looked frightened and was about to burst into tears when a familiar voice from the side said, “two burgers please.” The boy turned around and saw his father standing next to him.
“I thought you forgot about me,” Bryon said. “How could I forget you? I was just standing in the other line while watching you the whole time,” Kevin replied. The end turned out well for the father and son as they munched on their delicious burgers.
Remember - never give your children a reason to doubt you, because then they can make you doubt them.
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Any resemblance in this story to actual events, locales, or persons, living or dead, is entirely coincidental.