I know that as a mother to an almost 5 year old there are times where I get so frustrated with my daughter that I just need a break. There are times she back talks and doesn’t listen to me. But there are times when I couldn’t be more proud of my daughter and so happy to be her mother.
We have been teaching Samantha the value of money and that if she wants something at the store she needs to save her money to buy it. Well, we went to the store and she had saved enough money to buy something, I can’t remember if she wanted a toy or candy. But she was very proud of herself and walked around holding her wallet. Well, when we got to the store she saw the woman from the salvation army with her bell ringing it, and she gave all her money to the woman. She put it inside the container. There was about 6-8 other people standing there and saw her do it and all smiled at her and said what a wonderful thing she did. Even the woman told her that the money she just gave her would go to people who didn’t have any food.
I was so proud of Sam for doing that I couldn’t help but let her pick a surprise out at the store. You know what she tells me “but mommy I don’t have any money to buy it” I told her that I would get it for her.