We got the Toys R Us toy book!!! My son got to work on his wish list yesterday. I didn’t realize what a Star Wars and video game freak he really is. Is that every 5 year old? Or just mine? Well, if you need a good 45 minutes to an hour to yourself, just sit your kid down with a toy catalog, scissors, glue stick and my wish lists! I’ve never seen this kid so happy or so focused as I did yesterday. ha! We made wish lists for all Grandmas, Santa and just because. Today he will finish writing the names of each toy…. yeah… I like to add a little work in on the fun:-)
It’s pretty crazy how our kids think they will get anything and have no worries. I try to explain how some children in the world don’t even have clean water to drink. I think the best thing I’ve done this year, which has actually sunk into my boy’s little brain, was to do the Operation Christmas Child boxes. He watched the video about people delivering the boxes to the children. It really helps for kids to see it on the screen, the homes where the children live and how many are children lined up to get these boxes, which may be the only gift they have ever received. My son helped me put together four boxes and not once did he ask if he could have something in the boxes (a first!) because he was so excited to be helping another child.
My MOPS group put together a bunch of boxes yesterday and the kids were happy to help stack them up nice and neat.
I hope my children will grow up to be givers. The best we can do as parents is to give ourselves and hopefully they will learn by our example. If you have never participated in Operation Christmas Child, please go to this web site to learn more.
FYI– Here is a link to a Toys R Us 15% OFF Coupon!! Valid until Nov. 20th.
Originally published on November 18, 2008. Last Updated on May 15, 2021 by Amy Locurto