Today was a little test to see how the kids did on their own with the concept of fairness. For dessert, we passed out M&Ms. As you can see, one bowl had 7, one had 5 and one had 3. I gave 7 to Kenzie, 3 to Abby and 5 to Corban. I wanted to see if they would immediately call foul and how they would work it out after that. We were at my parents’ house, and they were also very interested to see how this was going to go down. It ended as well as I hoped. Abby received her bowl and immediately pointed out that she had less than everyone. I said, “Hmm…look at that. What should we do?” Kenzie looked back and forth and began taking some out of her bowl to put in Abby’s. Then, Abby had more. She noticed that and started putting some into Kenzie’s bowl. They worked it out where everyone was satisfied. I never could pay attention to whether the numbers worked out exactly fair because it was like a shell trick the way they moved them around. I’m glad they had a sense of justice, however, and a willingness to share.
“Open your mouth, judge righteously, defend the rights of the poor and needy.”
– Proverbs 31:9