Well, here comes the new year. Christmas has passed again, and I feel for once like maybe I did something worth while. I extended a fundraiser I was doing for a local charity, and am happy to be dropping off some toys for the kids, and I think I taught my child something.
To celebrate all the new toys Christmas brought (thankfully not too many, I really don't want out household to get used to too much, then have it taken away if we hit a rougher patch) we have begun sorting through the old things to see what we can get rid of. Some will be donated, some will be sold. I was a very proud mommy when she agreed to give away some shoes (she collects them just like mommy) for some girls who need them, as well as a few toys and some books. "Then they won't be sad anymore!" She seems very pleased to be able to make some other little girls happy.
I am happy that I can instill these values. Not only will it help people who need it, but it will help her to learn the value of what she has. She was very excited that she might be able to go with me to drop off the donations. She is also learning that we can pass on or sell items we don't really need to make room for the ones we do. Small shoes out, bigger shoes in.
I may not be able to change the world with a crinkle of my no