Kindness is always something I pride myself in giving and being, and this is something I have tried to pass onto the boys. I want them to know what being kind means and I want them to be confident in being kind, as sometimes kindness can be perceived as being to personal with people you don't know. I want them to know they can go and give the child in their class that is crying a cuddle or that they can say make someones day by saying something kind to them.
So when I saw the #ClangersForKindness campaign I knew I wanted to be some part of it.
First off I just wanted to share some of my own experiences of kindness that I have received that really did brighten my day. Just the other week I took Noah to the barbers to have his haircut and on arriving there was one person in front of us and one in the chair. We took our seat and I prepared Noah for a little wait with, what is my lifesaver, youtube on my phone. about 5 minute later the man in the chair had finished and I was expecting the other gentleman waiting to get up but instead he told us to go ahead of him. He said he had his own children so knew it wouldn't take long and that the waiting for them would be frustrating! This to me was kindness as he related to my situation and sacrificed his time so we could go first.
The next example I have happened that same day. I think the people in our home time were feeling very generous that day! We were in the supermarket and on asking for stamps along with our shopping the cashier couldn't find any and was having trouble getting help from another store assistant to find some so said we may have to go to the post office in the back. With this the lady next to me go out her stamps and gave us one, I asked if she would like any money and she refused. Now again that is someone that was relating to my situation and knew an extra wait at the post office would be painful with a 3 year old! These two acts of kindness made my day and made me realise that there really are lovely people out there that are willing to help.
Here is a video that #ClangersForKindness have made, and I warn you now, you may need some tissues.
The boys are already starting to show kindness to each other and others by being able to relate to the situation. An example of this is that Noah recently got upset as Finley had the blue light wand and he had a red one. Finley rather than keeping the blue one swapped with Noah so that he wouldn't be upset. This melted my heart and made me see that I am actually doing something right with showing them kindness in day to day life.
One way which I showed the boys some kindness was just the other day when we were meeting my Mum & Nan at a local garden centre. They have two car parks, one near the entrance and the other about a 5 minute walk away. Knowing my Nan can't walk too far we parked in a space near the door, and then when they arrived we gave them the space and went to find a space in the car park further away. I explained why I had done this to the boys and Finley said 'that was kind of you mummy' so that made me think that he actually understood the concept of being kind.
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