Hayden: Mummy, those kids are sad.
Me, looking up from my computer to see a World Vision commercial: Yes, they are buddy.
Hayden: Why are they so sad mummy?
Me, tentatively: They're hungry buddy. They don't have enough food so their tummies hurt.
Hayden, looking worried : They can have the rest of my chicken. And my cookie. Then they'll be happy.
And then I cried, wishing it was that easy to solve world hunger and touched to see Hayden's budding empathy.
I think in the new year we'll sponsor a child to help him see that we can make a difference, one child at a time.