A child's innocence is one of the sweetest things in the world. This story was shared in our Storyblend Facebook Group. This child cared so much about her friend that she gave up something for his safety. If only we all could be a little more kind and caring towards one another.
"I work with 4 kids that belong to two families (not my own). The 6 year old just finished kindergarten and is very smart (reading on late 2nd grade level, 2nd grade math, and understands concepts even higher).
All of last year, she has sworn she hated peanut butter. Every time peanut butter was brought up, she'd voice her hatred.
Friday, I was talking to the kids about one of my favorite sandwiches, peanut butter and banana. She said she'd like to try it, and I reminded her she didn't like peanut butter....
Bella: Oh yeah. I don't like peanut butter.
Me: ((How she said it made me think)): Bella, why don't you like peanut butter?
Bella: Well, I USED to like peanut butter before I went to kindergarten. But my friend at school is allergic to peanut butter. It can make him really sick and he can even die. So I can't eat peanut butter.
Me: Um.... honey, you do know that you can eat peanut butter as long as you aren't around him, right?
Bella: gasp I can!?
This poor kid gave up eating peanut butter ANYWHERE because she was afraid that if she did, it would make her friend sick.
I wish more people thought about others the way she does."