A 5 year old learns to appreciate her dad's work.
Athena is very excited about all things school related. Football games and Spirit Days are totally her thing. We've done a few fundraisers so far for the school and a can drive for a community program. She's SO excited to participate, can spot a Box Tops for Education product a mile away, but I wanted her to understand what we're doing and why. I began by explaining the school need some extra help so they can take the kids on field trips and that the principal's dream is to have iPads in the classroom. I also told her there are kids out there whose parents really need help so we give them our extra food and money
Athena: "There are people without money or food?!?!"
Me: "Yes Athena, and they need our help. They need food and money for their houses."
Athena: "We give them our extra food and money so they have it? When we need food and money Dad has it. IS DAD OUR FUNDRAISER?!?! WE'RE LIKE DAD?!?! AWESOME!!!!" *jumps up and down*
By jove, not only does she get it, she's learned to appreciate her dad's work. She makes me smile :)