Random Acts of Toys! My kids are used to my strange ideas by now. This latest one may have even taken them by surprise.
This year, we read a book as a family while traveling called Loves Does by Bob Goff. There are so many wonderful stories and principles in the book but one that I grasped onto was that the supply of love and joy are not finite. However, time to share love and joy is. Time to do feet to these ideas.
Over the years an extensive collection of stuffed animals has resided in our loft. Now that the kids are older I thought that it might be time to re-home some animals. We chose the nicest ones (that were on the small side) and packed them in our luggage.
When we arrived at Tangle Lakes Campground in the Denali State Park, operation RAT began. To say that Tangle Lakes is in the middle of nowhere would be an understatement. Well, three young children were camping with their parents just down from us. Sean and I quietly walked by their site and placed a stuffed animal in each of the kids’ chairs. We walked back to our RV and waited. A few minutes later you could hear the squeals of happiness. They were so excited. We repeated the toy drop with a different little girl an hour later. Same wonderful result. The next night took us to Brushkana Creek. Even further into wilderness but another 3 children were nearby. Clare and Lee delivered this time. Smiles all around again. We still had a few more to go before the end of the trip but it certainly was a fun addition to our memories.