My son asked me today why people donate Halloween candy to charities. His friend told him his parents had ‘donated’ half of his candy to charity. I thought to myself, what clever parents they are managing to get rid of too much candy.
But, it got me to thinking, how much does my son really understand about doing good? He’s always been good about donating some of his own money to charity at Christmas, and he’s always helping out with fundraising drives at school.
But, I have noticed, as he’s getting older, he hasn’t really grasped the true value of doing something without anything in return. He felt badly for his friend, who walked for at least two hours to collect all that candy, only to have to give half of it away.
Hmm…. So, I think I need to work on this, particularly as the holiday season approaches.
In the meantime, I have stashed away the rest of the Halloween candy – I’ve saved them for our gingerbread decorating next month