Sunday, January 27, 2008

May I have some of your milk, please?

I have been trying to teach Aaron about generosity and sharing. He has no problem sharing his toys and other things during play. When eating, he will try to shove a soggy biscuit in your mouth when he's bored with it. But if its something that he likes to eat, he's usually extremely reluctant to let anybody have a bite. I suppose thats the case with everybody but I still try to show him that its a good thing to share.

Yesterday, I was chatting with my mother while Aaron was having a breastfeed. She asked him "Can I have some? Please?". She did this several times and each time, he either shook his head or stopped drinking long enough to say "Aaron's". My mother persisted.

All of a sudden, Aaron unlatched himself, got up and went to my mother. He took her hand and indicated she should follow him. She did and he led her to me. Aaron then pointed at me and told her "Other side".

Now isn't that the ultimate act of generosity from a breastfeeding toddler?

9 comments:

Jean-Luc Picard said...

You can't get more generous than that!

Bilbo said...

What a great story! Capt Picard is right - I can't think of a more generous act than that!

John said...

Great story! Luckily (for Aaron) they come in pairs!

Kellan said...

What an adorable story - too cute and yes, he is very generous if he is will to share is mother that way. Take care Amanada - see you soon. Kellan

number said...

Sharing is a good virtue...keep up the good training!

Nap Warden said...

Sharing is a tough one. Keep teaching!

Serina Hope said...

I love that!! When there are two it is much easier to share. lol

NomadicExpat said...

I wonder if he would be that generous with me. He did shove his soggy biscuits into my mouth...

dawn224 said...

hee :)