Each year on their birthday and Christmas, I have each child pick one toy for each year they have been on this planet to donate to Goodwill. This year Z had to donate 5 toys and Lil' C 2 (S and I are working on 34 items a piece....I am finished, he not so much ;)). For Lil' C this year I picked out her 2 toys but Z picked out 9 toys! This was the first year that he really understood the importance of this task and took it very seriously. I was so proud of the thought and heart that went into his decisions. I did help him with a few suggestions but for the most part he picked the toys himself.
My proudest moment was when I went to put his space station into the car and he cried out, "Wait mommy, let me go and find all the pieces that go with that!" I asked if he was sure that he wanted to donate the men and space ship that went along with the toy and he said, "Yes so that way the next kid who gets it will know what to do and have fun."
He was so excited to go with me to drop off the toys and my heart swelled with pride as we pulled up to the store. My little man is growing up!
Welcome to Raising Z and Lil' C, a little blog all about raising my 6 year old son and my three year old baby girl. I am a former teacher and now a SAHM. I love to write about our journey towards a more simple life, our daily struggles, share cute stories and love to share good ideas when I find them. I hope you will join me on the ups and downs of this journey called motherhood.