Thursday, December 25, 2008

He doesn't understand...or perhaps he understands all too well!

We have a Christmas tradition of making a donation for the boys as one of their gifts. This year is the first time we thought they were old enough to be really involved in the process, so after opening our gifts and eating breakfast, we sat down to talk about giving to people who have less than us.

I said, "We give money to help people who need it."

B-man said, "Maybe we should give it to the bank."

Has he been listening to NPR while my back was turned???

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We ended up picking some ducks and some chickens to donate through World Vision. I thought something concrete would be easier for them to understand than just sending a check to March of Dimes or Red Cross or something. We were looking through all the things we could donate, talking about them and how they'd help people. When we picked the ducks, N-man said, "Wait, I have another duck!" Then he ran to the bathtub to get his rubber ducky.

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All in all, it was a fun experience. I can't wait for future years to see what kinds of charities they'll get interested in!

Merry Christmas, everyone!

6 comments:

Nancy said...

That is too cute :)

MERRY CHRISTMAS to you all! :)

Jeanne said...

You made me chuckle -- and admire you for starting early to teach your kids what's important.

Merry Christmas!

Threeundertwo said...

We get our kids involved in charitable giving too. Never too young! It's funny to me that now they find charities I've never heard of.

Hope you had a wonderful holiday and will have a great New Year!

Wolf said...

what a funny story. the things kids say. maybe this means he'll be smart with money/a good investor when he is older?

i think it is great you are getting them involved in charity work so young. while my parents donated, they never involved my sister and i, so we didn't have that base when we got older. my hubby is very involved, and i have become more so since meeting him. it is truly a great thing.

American in Norway said...

What a fun tradition! Just gave me an idea for next year!

Ronnica said...

Aww, that's so cute that he thought to donate the ducky!