Wednesday, December 11, 2013

DDoW: Day Eleven

Today's activity was to donate toys. The theory was that the kids would collect some of their toys to pass along to less fortunate families. I imagined it fostering a spirit of generosity and gratitude for the many things we have.

I'm not going to lie, it did not go well. Leo was sad/angry/frustrated at the thought of parting with his things and insisted that he did not want to donate anything. 

After a LOT of talking and reassurance he did select a few items that "someone else might really enjoy" - but I was surprised at how difficult it was for him. He's a pretty generous kid - but this somehow struck a nerve with him.  Perhaps it's a skill that needs to be practiced more frequently.

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