When taking rides in the car, I often let Staley have some Cheerios as a snack while riding in her carseat. When we get home from wherever we were, we always pick up the stray Cheerios out of her carseat, and Staley will throw them into the yard for the birds to eat.
The other morning on the way to Staley's baby-sitters, Staley was in the back having an early morning Cheerio snack. I looked back to check on her just in time to watch her turn her snack container upside-down and dump all her Cheerios into her lap.
Me: "Staley! Why did you just dump out all your Cheerios?"
Staley: "Give to birds."
I love that my daughter is a thoughtful, generous, food-sharing animal lover. However, if this keeps up, we'll have a much higher grocery bill, a hungry little girl, and the best fed birds in the neighborhood.