guerrilla goodness 9: candy kids
September 2, 2009
While out eating a fine dinner of burgers and fries the other night, Josiah had a moment of kindness genius. I thought this idea was particularly stellar.
“Mom, you know those vending machines (gumball machine) over there? What if we put quarters in there and the candy was just there as a kindness for a kid to find?”
I couldn’t think of a better idea for a random act of kindness from one kid to another. How many times do we say no to that stuff? It was perfect. Off we were to get a roll of quarters. The kids knew it was going to be a good mission when the bank teller put lollipops in with our quarters. It seemed appropriate that the candy mission was starting with some.
“Look mom, these are the hands of kindness!” Josiah said. He was bursting with pride the entire day, deciding how we should execute each part of the plan.
We stuck quarters in some and left them, others we taped a note to the bottom where the candy comes out.
We hit some malls, restaurants, other random spots…we got some candy for ourselves too.
Josiah must have said 5 times, “Isn’t this great mom?” It was, butthe kindness high felt a little secondary to the pride that was swelling in my heart.
Pure kid goodness, almost as sweet as the candy…
This is an easy one to do and sure to be a hit with your kids!
Don’t forget to bring your crew on September 7th at 3:00pm in front of the Carillon for the city-wide Guerrilla Goodness Sidewalk Love event. Can’t wait to go guerrilla with you…