Everyone at our house is getting into the act. They may be simple helpful acts, but it's the spirit in which the help is given that's so wonderful.
The project: "Mommy, I'm going to hold every door open today."
Our youngest, age 6, reported that today was her day to open doors for everyone. She opened some pretty hefty doors, and held them for people who offered in return raised eyebrows, smiles and sometimes words of thanks.
A couple of extra minutes at each door. They were tough doors, but she didn't want any help. This was HER project today.
"I just want to be helpful. Sometimes people don't have an extra hand to open the door."
She says yes. She liked the attention.
I say yes. She's clearly learning to help without being asked. (Sometimes.)
Day 737: Lost and found times two
2 months ago