yesterday i babysat my nieces (i do most wednesdays) and i made a point of having marshmallows to put in their bedtime milk.
instead of sending them to bed with their milk in a plastic sippy cup i put it in pretty coloured cups with matching saucers, three soft and fluffy marshmallows on the side to be dipped, dunked, spooned out and plopped back in. i sat with them and tried to chat. more to the point i tried not to get exasperated when they slurped up the marshmallows and didnt want the milk.
it wasnt a big kindness, just a small value add. on the kindness website i ticked the box:
"Go the extra mile with someone - add sprinkles to a child's dessert, shout your close friend a coffee or a drink. An unexpected gesture is always welcomed."
in other news, i am quite pleased to have had a blog post published by "Nurture" magazine, it wasnt paid, they didnt even tell me they were going to publish but its out there and thats gotta be a good thing.