There are days when I could just throttle my son, who just turned 15. He spends too much time on his computer and whines when I tell him to sign off, he gripes when he has to feed the dog, he fights getting a haircut tooth and nail, and I STILL have to remind him to brush his teeth at the ripe old age of 15. Nonetheless, I have to admit I'm really proud of him. This summer, he used money his grandfather gave him along with money he earned doing odd jobs for neighbors to buy a huge load of school supplies for the St Augustine's Indian Mission School. Because Target had really great school supply sales, i.e. 10 cents for a box of crayons or colored pencils, $6 for a case of notebooks, etc., he was able to buy a complete set of school supplies (crayons, colored pencils, colored markers, 3 notebooks, ruler, & glue) for 96 kids. Last spring, when the stores had winter clothing marked down, he bought 6 snowsuits and three dozen hats, scarves, and gloves, which we delivered at the end of October. He's already started collecting school supplies for next summer. After school started, Office Depot marked their bookbags down 75% and he talked the manager into giving him an additional 20% off, so he ended up with 36 bookbags for $2.00 apiece. (If nothing else, he's really learning how to hunt for bargains!) Yesterday he asked me if we could donate the money we would normally spend on Christmas gifts for him to St Augustine's in memory of his grandmother. :angel: He said for $250 they could buy new science textbooks for a class and $485 would pay for a child's lunch for a school year. My husband and I were so impressed with his generosity, we decided we'd donate the money we've saved for Christmas gifts for the family so we can send enough to buy a child lunch for a year. Despite the fact we have, in the past, spent far too much money on our son at Christmas time, buying him way, way more than he needs, he still managed to turn into a generous soul. I think I'm more grateful for that than anything else this year. Merry Christmas, everyone!