This year, I am excited to teach The Boy more about the importance of giving. The holiday season is often filled with “I wants” and fun celebrations, but it is important to remember those who are less fortunate.
Last weekend, The Boy and I went to a local toy store and selected a few items to donate to a local charity. The first few minutes in the store was a difficult time for The Boy. He didn’t understand that the toys we were choosing were for another little boy and not for him. We talked about how there are some children that do not have as much as he does, that we are selecting toys for a little boy to make him feel happy and that it is important to always think of others. He warmed up to the idea after about 3 minutes of whining. In the end, we chose a board game, a bulldozer, and a truck that transports vehicles. The Boy was excited to drop them off at the donation spot and has asked about the little boy since then.
Because I want to encourage The Boy to have a giving spirit, I decided to sort through The Boy’s clothing and donate the items that he’s outgrown. I talked about what I was doing, and The Boy told me that it was nice. Just this morning, The Boy tried on a sweater from last winter which ended up being too small, he immediately asked if we could “give it to that other little boy.”
I feel like I’m doing a great job instilling the importance of giving back and lending a helping hand this holiday season. I plan to include The Boy in more acts of giving throughout the year.
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