Tom has just come home from a friend’s birthday party. The very first thing he did as he came through the door was offer me one of the chocolates from his lolly bag.
“I want to share with everyone,” he said, as he handed out lollies to David, Dad and then went running downstairs to make sure Caitlin didn’t miss out.
He was going to keep on sharing them out evenly but Adam persuaded him to save the rest for himself and make them last. It only seems fair given that his big brother and sister are renowned for either consuming their lolly bags at top speed in the car on the way home from the party or flaunting them at their siblings with great glee and a complete absence of generosity.
Perhaps he’s just doing it to show them up.