Today’s giving was sweet and simple. Take some butter, sugar and mushy bananas, mix with eggs, flour and lemon juice, and have your child mix and mix (careful to take out the egg shells if your 6 year old likes to crack the eggs, like mine does), and bake at 350’ for one hour. Or 40 minutes if you are making a small loaf, and what do you get? My Grandma Deasy’s delicious banana bread. Next step- cool and wrap with a pretty bow and deliver to your 92-year old neighbor, Marge.
I am so very proud of my girls for wanting to make baked goods to our elderly neighbor ever since they could talk. Marge is a sweet lady, who does not get out much, and just loves when the girls visit, which I feel bad, is not often these days. With after-school activities, girl scouts, piano lessons, choir, swimming and dance, it’s hard to find time to just stop everything and visit Marge. We took some time this morning, to make and bring a loaf of Grandma’s banana bread to her today—and like magic, it put a smile on her face, as well as ours. Giving the gift of a smile… an easy and simple way for children to give back!
How to Give Back: To put a smile on a neighbor’s face, bake something sweet, wrap with a pretty bow and hand deliver. (Extra chocolate chips is always a nice added touch!)