Sunday, December 06, 2009

Values

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.

Till Tomorrow

Jenn

3 comments:

Lori said...

That's awesome! Those lessons really do stick with kids (especially when you get to repeat them each year...like with the food bank and toy drive). It will make him grow up to be a kind-hearted and thoughtful adult like his mommy and daddy.

Gotta love those "teachable moments"!

Lesley said...

I think what you're doing is fantastic. It's important to share your values with your children. This year Alex had a vision in his head that he would meet some child and physically give them his old winter jacket. When in reality, we just drove over to Sleep Country where they're collecting Coats for Kids. It was a bit anti-climatic for him, but he still felt good about giving it to someone who really needed it. Typically we pass our clothes along to younger cousins but this year Alex was pretty sure that he wanted it to go to someone who's parents couldn't afford one. I was so proud!

Goofball said...

you're a good mom and I'm sure Lucas will learn from those moments. They do learn from examples so way to go :)