i was so proud of my son today.
we were in a parade and he threw candy from the stroller. when we reached the end, we doubled around and watched the rest of the floats and trucks go by. the little girl next to us reached into her candy bag and gave my son a few tootsie rolls. he was completely thrilled.
on the way home we passed some 13 year olds with garbage bags full of candy...they were cheering and showing their spoils...he said 'hey, look at this' and tried to show them his fist full of candy.
part of me expected him to be jealous or disappointed but he was happy with his few pieces of candy...and so so so grateful.
...i think i need to be more like that.