The dawning of altruism

Maybe it’s because our family pet is a bunny, or maybe it’s because I’ve steered the kiddos toward all things organic, but the kids are big fans of Annie’s foodstuffs.

The last time I went grocery shopping with A, he chose a boatload of Annie’s mac and cheese and developed quite an attachment to it.

This evening, K. was raiding our cupboards for a school food drive, and she put 2 boxes of Annie’s mac and cheese in the bag–to immediate tears and wailing on A’s part. Nothing I said sunk in; he wasn’t having his beloved lunch food given away.

I told him he didn’t have to give them away, hugged him, and told him why K. was putting food together for Helpline House. He listened, gazing at the boxes for awhile after I stopped talking. Then he said, “Maybe we could give 5 boxes.”

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