I saw the dress a week earlier and loved it. It was black and cream with a beaded middle
The best part was that it came with an American girl doll dress that matched it.
I couldn't justify buying this dress for Channie because it was $20.00 and all of our money is going toward paying our adoption off, so funds are alittle tight.
When I went by the window again a week later the same dress caught my attention. I reasoned it probably wouldn't even fit her. So I took it out to the van and tried it on her and it fit so perfect.
That's when Tucker (who has his own money from cutting his grandmothers grass) spoke up and handed me a $20 bill and said "Mom, I want to buy Channie her Christmas dress."
My first response was to say "no Tuck that's your money, wait and buy yourself something."
Why as parents do we discourage giving? This was something Tucker doesn't normally do because he is usually saving to buy something for himself.
So I said "Are you sure?"
He said "Yes, that's a beautiful dress and Channie will look so pretty in it."
From the back-seat Channie said "oh Tucker, thank you bubba."
What if I would have let him miss out on the feeling of giving away something and knowing that Channie could not give anything back to him except for her love. Is this not the lessons that are best learned from home and hearth?
I truly think he wanted me to be able to see Channie in that dress.
I don't think a 14 year old boy thinks alot about his little sisters wardrobe, but I think any boy worth his weight cares about his mamma's desires even if it's a silly Christmas dress.
He didn't want me to have to put it back....
So when we came home and Channie tried on her dress again and put Rosie in her new dress, she twirled and danced and asked Tucker
"do I look like a princess?" and his reply
"You always do".....