“Buy & donate a toy”
I was not looking forward to this one. A few weeks ago we went to CVS to buy a doll for the Shoe Box at Avery’s school. I explained before we went into the store that we were buying 1 thing, the doll, to give to the girl in Africa… it didn’t go well! She found a pony that she wanted to buy for herself, she carried it around with her crying and crying. I explained we were only buying for the Shoe Box at school… It was like a scene from a sitcom, she carried on like a crazy girl. We went to pay for our doll and she was still crying… people were staring… I had to laugh, or else I would have pulled my hair out. She wanted to walk out with it, but I told her that was stealing and the police would come. Thankfully Sawyer was happy and laughing the whole time!!
Today went much better. We talked about it all morning and when we went to the store, she picked out some craft stuff she would have liked, but gave it to a little girl who wasn’t going to get many gifts. We went to Chic Fil A to donate the gift. At Chic Fil A they had face painting, a table to wrap the gifts, a table to make cards for the gifts and a place to take pictures with Santa Cow. They took the pictures and printed them there and put them in a magnetic frame. NICE!
I think Avery’s favorite part was wrapping the gifts. All that paper, tape and ribbon….
A bonus was that “kids eat free!”