This summer I thought it would be a great idea to volunteer with Christopher at the local community library. I remember volunteering as a youth as a candy-striper at the hospital where my mom worked. Good life lesson: give generously of your time to serve others. (Okay, so never take advice about volunteering from a volunteer addict!)
We began volunteering earlier this month. We had to
- submit an application
go for an interview
attend orientation and
So, here's the thing...As I ask Christopher to shelve the items, he has to determine is ALA before or after ALL... or is CAR before or after CRU... seems simple to us older folks, but for a third-grader... it's educational! Heehee! Don't tell him! He's learning in a practical way how to sort alphabetically in his head. How cool is that!
So, Christopher is already receiving benefits from volunteering. He gets first pick of all the DVDs and videos we shelve. Plus while I'm finishing up, he heads over to the "comics corner" and lounges while he laughs at Uncle Scrooge & Huey, Duey and Luey. And wouldn't you know it, they're always putting out more candy for the volunteers to polish off. No wonder he can't wait to get there!