I had taken the kids to Culver's, a local treat, for a free scoop of Custard (frugalistas, unite!). We arrived just before dinner time, and it seemed as though there was a convention in town for people with unusual shaped bodies.
I am no small woman, so it really takes a lot for me to mention people with large bodies, but at one time I could look around the room and see an enormous man in overalls, sans shirt, a girl who was SO tall, that I'm positive if I stood next to her, she could use my boobs as a chair, and an elderly woman in a tank top, with arms so large and misshapen that I prayed that my children would not look in her direction, for they wouldn't be able to contain themselves from blurting out an unintentionally rude comment.
It wasn't just that she had large arms, but she had dimples along her arms in the strangest of places. I'm familiar with fat elbow dimples, I may have a few of my own, but these were like nothing I had ever seen before.
Apparently, they were like nothing Ezra had ever seen before, as she caught his attention and he blurted out, "Oh WOW. WOW Mama, look!" I was doing my best to shush him, even though she sat too far away to hear him. Before I could stop him, Ezra said, "She has BIG muscles! Wow, Mama, I bet she's REALLY STRONG!"
It was one of the most precious compliments I had ever heard. He was in awe of this ladies muscles. At moments like that, I really appreciate his naivete, and will do what I can to cultivate it.