All of a sudden he says "Mom." (I just know he is going to ask me to buy that game instead of spending his own money...)
"I need to tell you something."
"What is it?"
"Promise you won't be mad?!" (Now, I hate it when they ask me this...)
"You know I can't promise that. You have to tell me what the problem is and then we will work it out."
"I spent my money." He already spent his money!!! He had almost thirty bucks...
"All of it?"
"Yeah, pretty much all of it."
"What on, dare I ask?" (Oh this had better be good.)
"Well, I put over twenty dollars in the offering at VBS. I was going to put just fifteen, but dad said I could always earn more, so I put in twenty two. Mad?"
OK After I picked up my jaw off the floor and made an attempt to not be in shock, I finally answered.
"You thought I would be mad if you gave your money to the missions offering at church?"
"Well, Mom, you did say to save it..." (I did say that.)"Jor, I will never be upset if you want to give your money back to Jesus. Never. In fact, Mommy is proud."
He beams. I am in total love with him when he wears that smile.
Awww... My little green monster (read here) isn't totally selfish after all!!! I love this kid!!!
The game was forgotten. We were home before I realized he never even asked for it.
Lesson learned: Don't Always assume the worst. Your kids might just surprise you with the best!