This is the face of a loser. She was upset because we had not won anything at the fish fry last Friday night. She didn’t understand that she would be winning pork chops or spare ribs – she just knew that she hadn’t won. She had held up her money to buy her tickets. She had waited for the numbers to be called – and yet — she had not won. She just didn’t understand — she had won a bunny pillow at Saturday’s breakfast — so she should win at least SOMETHING at the fish fry! She was upset because it was time to go and she HAD NOT WON!
This is the face of a winner. Her grandfather took pity on her and let her stay with us after her little brother was taken home to be given a bath and put to bed. Her grandfather took her out to the nearby playground where she was able to swing and play on the slide until it was too dark and starting to get chilly. She was able to have her grandparents all to herself on the ride home and tell us all about her day. She laughed and sang all the way home.
She may not have won the pork chops or the ribs – or another bunny pillow – but she definitely came away with a pretty nice prize package!