Monday, December 13, 2010

Spirit of Giving

This is something we tried teaching the kids about tonight.  We let them each pick a child off the bulletin board at church that needs a Christmas present.  We took them shopping tonight for family home evening.  We went to Target.  I can't remember the last time we took all the kids shopping somewhere (maybe before school) but as soon as we walked in the store Mickey and I remembered why we don't.  It was a really fun evening.  (Please read the previous statement with a large dose of sarcasm.)

After a few almost lost tempers/meltdowns by both children and parents, the kids all found gifts for their chosen child.  They only had to be reminded a few (dozen) times that we weren't buying anything for them.  That's what I'd call an improvement.


Here's two of the happier shoppers with the haul.

I have to include this photo because Kade was cracking us up saying, "Look.  I'm Elvis.  Peace."  (He also did a "gun" gesture while saying that too.  But since I'm anti-gun I won't include it.)  I don't know where he learned to be Elvis.  He's quite the character, that Kade.

Look, I'm Elvis.  Peace.

1 comment:

Mickey Standiford said...

If you ever need a pick me up, just take Kade with you to look at sunglasses. He was hilarious!