Monday rolled around and he attended the book fair. He had earned enough money to purchase 1 book on his list…..Avatar: The Last Airbender.
And guess what? With the get one free deal he could pick out one book for free…..and he chose…..a book for Jayla!!!!!!!!!!
When he got home that afternoon he was so excited to give it to her! Jake and I were so surprised that he had thought to do this all by himself! Here he had worked so hard for his money, then only had enough to get one of the books on his list…..and chose to use his free book as a gift instead of picking another one for himself. We commended him for being so thoughtful, but of course all the while I was wondering what JJ would think about this. Well, after Justice handed Jayla her book he explained to JJ that there were some great basketball books at the book fair. But he said that he just didn’t have enough money to get JJ one too, and he explained the buy-one-get-one-free-deal so that JJ knew why. As I stood in the kitchen watching all of this unfold I awaited JJ’s reaction. I saw him think hard for a minute. Then he disappeared into his room, and came back out with his piggy bank!!!! Before I knew it, he and Justice had dumped out the piggy bank on the couch (JJ has been saving money from holiday gifts and also loose change) and were counting out money. Within about a minute they had around $4 counted out and Justice said, “This will be enough,” and he put it in his back pack right away. I was impressed that they both worked this out all on their own, with no direction or guidance needed from Jake or I! Kids are so crafty and smart! The next day Justice visited the book fair again and came home with the perfect picks for JJ….