Since when is doing something nice for a child a bad thing??? little long.
I had the worst day today, a little back story, dd has afternoon preschool, every day when I arrive to pick up dd there is this girl that is always sitting up front waiting for her daycare to pick her up. Over the course of 10 months I've spoken to her, read with her, my dd made her countless pictures and "gifts" (dd likes to paint rocks for people). On monday I brought in a copy of shel silversteins the giving tree, I'm going to have all of dd's teachers sign it, and I will give it to her when she graduates. This little girl started reading it, but it was time to pick up dd so I asked for it back. I felt bad she didn't get to finish it. So I picked up another copy of the book and gave it to her so she could finish it. Today the secretary hands it back to me, telling me that her mother said she can't have it, that they don't except handouts. I almost cried.