Last week began the start of Lent.
At this age, they encourage the children to not only 'give up' something for Lent... but to also find ways to become a better person. Perform an act of kindness.
This Saturday, there is an event dedicated to the St. Baldrick's foundation, to help raise money for Childhood Cancer Research. Participants are raising money and then shaving their heads to show solidarity. I saw the information and said to The Kid, "You would be great for this.."
A.) His hair grows very fast!
and B.) in The Kid's world of brand new track shoes, iPhones and American Eagle clothes... I'm afraid we are raising a brat. (actually 3 brats) And I thought maybe he would find the value in doing something for a great cause.
The Kid accepted and he LOVES this journey.
I talked him down to $500, in hopes that he wouldn't be disappointed. This morning, he has already raised $655 and is hoping to surpass $1,000.
The most adorable part:
The Kid has told me more than once, how great this makes him feel. How he "really feels like he is just like his parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles. That this is his first real act of charity."
It's heartwarming to know, I have surrounded my son with such great people and such a great example. If you would like to help The Kid reach his goal (or higher!) please use this link to donate by credit card: http://www.stbaldricks.org/participants/mypage/700654/2014
Or you may drop a check at the Barbershop before Saturday. It's for an amazing cause!
I promise to post After pics of the shaved head.