As we were walking into the mall, he was asking me what we needed to get. I told him our list, and explained about the lotion we still needed. He was walking behind me and said, "Hey Mommy? I think you ought to get an extra lotion. Because you know how Jonathan is. He sometimes carries stuff off and loses it, and if you get an extra one, then it will be okay if he does that. Because you never know what might happen in the future." So smiling to myself, I agreed that that was a good idea. We ran our other errands and then on the way into Bath and Body Works, he reminded me again about the extra lotion. I got the lotions and we headed to pick up his brothers at preschool.
Saturday night, as he was going to bed, he asked, "So Mommy. Where did you put that extra lotion you got?" I told him and he smiled and told me goodnight. The next morning it was right next to my plate, along with a beaming six year old.