Aliza has a very generous heart. She gets that from me.
This drives me crazy.
These are toys that I bought for her, or grandma and grandpa did. Often they are things that should have a more significant value to her. Sometimes it's an American Girl accessory that I know was ridiculously expensive. Once she tried to give away the stuffed puppy her great-grandma gave her when she was a baby.
I've told her she should save her money and buy new things for her friends, if she really wants to give presents. She just shrugs. She doesn't have much money, since most of her allowance goes toward gum.
Gum that she tends to give away to her friends.
I'm trying to decide whether it's absolutely precious that she does this, or whether it's frivolous. The spirit of giving is a great thing, but the fact that she apparently doesn't value gifts we give her is annoying.
Or am I thinking about this the wrong way? Maybe I should get over being irritated and just let her give away all her things. Commend her for being so generous. Maybe I'm being stingy.
Maybe she doesn't get her kindhearted-ness from me.
Then he'd fall over in a pile of giggles.
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