It was so neat to watch Joanna choose clothes to give away today.
Inspired by a tweet from Infant Crisis Services I decided to get together some things to donate. They were looking for socks and we had tons that J had outgrown! They also needed clothes for kids up to size 5. She’s currently wearing 3s, so it made sense to go through her closet and pull out some things to share. She did great!
I told her after her nap that we were going to choose some clothes to give to kids who needed more clothes and she said “ok, let’s check it out”. She eagerly opened her closet and pulled out several dresses, saying “give”. Then we pulled down all her shorts and she picked up each pair and placed them in the keep or give pile. I was proud to see both piles growing, not just the keep one. She also had some shirts we was willing to part with. She seemed to understand that she was giving them away and that someone else would be able to use them.
She was excited to hop into her car seat and head out to drop off the clothes. They make it easy to donate -there is a drive-up door with a bell. Once I was there a guy came out with a bin and helped load the stuff into it. Then we stepped right inside to get my information so they could email me a receipt. It was all very quick and easy. Joanna was in the car with it running and the door open while we unloaded the stuff. As I was about to step a bit away from the car she changed from smiling and waving at us to having a concerned look and saying “get me out!” Of course I honored her request and she came in too. She kept looking around for the kids that would get the clothes, but otherwise seemed to enjoy the whole thing.
I’m hoping that she continues to get joy from sharing with others and that we can continue this task, or similar ones for a long time to come.