Jonas storiesJonas called for me about 5:30 a.m. morning. I was just happy he didn't call earlier. I went in and this was the conversation.
Me: Do you need to go pee?
J: No. I just want to cuddle.
M: Are you sure you don't need to pee?
So I climb into his bed.
J: Mommy, do you want to hear the dream I was having.
M: Sweetie, we should really try to go back to sleep.
J: It's really funny.
J: I was dreaming that I kept turning off the water and it kept turning back on all by itself!! Isn't that funny?
M: Are you *sure* you don't have to go pee?
Five minutes of restless quiet passes.
J: Mommy, I need to pee.
That was story one. Story two is much less funny and kind of gets to me. Makes me wonder about my parenting. See, Jonas' school is collecting money to buy something through Heifer International. Their original goal was to collect $20 in change to buy a family some chickens. Kids brought in spare change to fill a jar. Well that didn't take long, and now they've got a loftier goal of $120 to buy a goat for a family.
Well, Jonas and I were talking about whether he wanted to give any money to the jar to help the families that don't have enough food. After some discussion, it pretty much ended with Jonas saying he didn't want to give any money. He only wanted to share his money with our family. I suspect it has something to do with the fact that I tell him all the time that we can't buy a new toy every day at Toys R Us, because he seems to want to. And I know he's only 4. But it is a little sad/frustrating to wonder what I can do to impart the values I want to.