Let me preface this post with the following back story:

The kids were out shopping with their dad around Thanksgiving time and Logan saw something that caught his attention and held it for months. He came home all excited to tell me about the Bigfoot toy he saw at the store.

“It costs $100!” he said. “I wish I had $100 so I could buy it.”

“Yeah, I don’t think that’s going to happen,” I said. (And, incidentally, what could be so amazing about a toy that it costs THAT much? Good grief.)

He brought the Bigfoot toy up many times, as well as his dearest wish that he would get it for Christmas. Again, I told him we weren’t going to spend $100 on a toy. In other conversations throughout the following weeks, he mentioned repeatedly that if he had the money, he would buy the Bigfoot toy.

So with this story in mind, you can imagine my surprise when the following paper came home from school:

I think the picture explains it all, but for the first graders’ celebration of the 100th day of school, they were given this paper with a copy of the $100 bill on it and asked to write what they would buy with their $100. In case you can’t read it, here’s the translation:

“If I had $100, I would give it Haiti and I would buy a toy. I would give it to my cousins.”

Logan has always been a generous little guy. He has been wonderful at sharing since he was a toddler, an innate trait he has that most kids have to learn. Still, I was impressed by his decision to spend his imaginary $100 on the people of Haiti and his cousins, rather than on the Bigfoot toy he has been wanting for so long.

I love the subtle, occasional peeks I get into the depths of my kids’ personalities. These two little sentences gave me greater insight into who Logan is and what is truly important to him.

I couldn’t be more proud.

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