Monday, November 23, 2009

Update on our Thankful Jar

If you remember, we recently made a "We are thankful jar". In it I put slips of things we are thankful for and something we can do to acknowledge these things. 

It is going very well.  Every morning Sassy and Action take turns pulling out a new slip during breakfast. 

Here are 3 examples of how things went:

One that made me crabby:

The kids pulled out a slip that read:

We are thankful for our Grandparents
Write a letter or draw a picture and mail it to them

Easy enough right?

Well,  Sassy didn't like the way Action signed his name on one of the pictures so she began erasing it ~ keep in mind he DOES NOT like to write.  He yelled at her, she poked him with her pencil, he started hitting her and I was just trying to remember what we were thankful for as I was yelling back at them telling them nicely to knock it off and treat each other respectfully.

One that made me giggle:

Since they usually remember to pull a new slip out each morning, I was surprised this day that I had not yet heard what we were thankful for.

It was a Saturday, so I figured they maybe forgot.  I asked Action if he had pulled one out because it was his turn.  He replied sheepishly,  "no".  About 1 minute later he came up to me and said,  "I did pull one out mommy, but I didn't want to do it so I put it in the cabinet."

Hmmm, what could be so bad?

This is what it said:


One that made me smile:

The slip said:

Here's what they drew:

1 comment:

BCR8iv said...

That was awesome Wendy. I remember taking Nick to donate a toy of his. He was going - sort of - willingly...we got there and they weren't open so we left them outside the door. Back in the car we went and as we were driving away a family picked up the toy to take it. At first he was shocked but then made the connection, this was someone that didn't have as much as he did and when he saw how genuinely thrilled the little kid was, he felt a little better. God works in mysterious ways because in him seeing that, it stuck with him for a long time. I think when poverty has a face, it is harder to ignore. :-)