This week's act feels like a cop out, my friends. I had planned to do something fun on Sunday, but my daughterling (11) decided to pull some 16-year-old-sized-attitude out of her pocket and it kinda sorta pissed me off. Any of you with children will know exactly the kind of mood I was in. Kids can (and will!) push your buttons like professionals.
So I was feeling anything but giving the rest of the day. I was surly and steaming and put off my act of kindness until I felt the spirit. Mondays are the last day of my giving week, so I had to do something. I wound up financing Daughterling #1's ice cream run with a friend.
On the one hand, this breaks my cardinal rule - I didn't have to go out of my way to do it - as well as the secondary rule to keep it as anonymous as possible. However, she DID have a supremely crappy day, and DID appreciate the cash as she's between jobs. I didn't have to go out of my way to do it, but it WILL affect me the rest of the week as I no longer have any disposable cash.
I suppose you could count not strangling the 11 year old as a kindness, too, right? God save me when she is 16!