Once we went on a hike and I was pretty excited that we had brought milk to complement the donuts we packed as a special treat. I really love having milk with a sweet baked good. We only had enough milk for one cup per person. Here's what happened.
Darwin (6 at the time) reached over me and spilled my whole cup of milk on the table and my leg.
Mommy: "Darwin, I'm really sad about that."
Darwin: "It was an accident."
Mommy: "I know it was an accident. I'm still really sad about it."
Without another word, in about five seconds he was pouring more than half of his milk into my cup.
Sometimes saying how you feel is enough to inspire a child to do the right thing.