It's important to me that my kids are good people. I want them to be happy and healthy, but I also want them to do the right thing. So today we had a couple of instances where we had the opportunity to teach Lucas the right thing to do and our cashier was quite surprised. The first instance was Lucas wanted this mini snow globe. While carrying it around the store he accidently dropped it and broke it. When we got the till we had her ring it in and we still payed for it. She said it wasn't necesary as it was just an accident, but we insisted. THe second instance was also at the grocery store (and was our advent calendar activity today). It was buy food for the food bank. So for almost everything we bought for ourselves we also bought one thing for the food bank. It is more then I have ever bought for the food bank, but we felt good doing it. And I think it's important to show Lucas about giving to others. We have another activity this month that is buying a toy for a kid in need.
Hopefully we are showing Lucas how to do the right thing.