Saturday, July 24, 2010

sharing the wealth ...

Recently, J and I have started to give the girls an allowance of sorts. If they go to bed without a fight, they get a quarter (note the importance of our kid-free evening time). If they clean the playroom, they get a dime. Nothing big. We are just trying to show them the value of money. To let them know that the money has to come from somewhere and that it has to be earned. And they are starting to grasp that J has to work to pay for all the things we need and he has to work so that I can stay home with them.

This fact became evident last night. We were asking the girls what they wanted to use their newly earned money for when Dizzle hit us with this one ...

"I want to go shopping. And I want to share my money with you, so that Daddy doesn't have to work so much."

So cute, selfless and heart-breaking at the same time ...

18 comments:

Katye said...

you could put her to work collecting plastic bottles to return for change =) she'd be good at that one

Hunnybee said...

Awwww what a sweetie.

abbi said...

Awww! That is so cute!

Her Name is Rio said...

What a sweet thought! Sounds like the plan is working. My kids still don't "get it" about money, I think.

Kim said...

That's the mark of good parents, right there. A sweet child willingly sharing and loving her parents!

Aimee (I Tri To Be Me) said...

Aww..that is so sweet! It probably would have made me tear up a little!

MCM Mama said...

Very sweet.

I might have to try the quarter at bedtime thing.

Melissa said...

How sweet! Love the idea!

Melissa said...

Oh! and I have a giveaway going on. Come on over!

ajh said...

How sweet!!!!!

Momma Twitch said...

Awwww!! Sooo sweet!

the dawn said...

how adorable! what a sweet heart.

Jen said...

I LOVE it when our kids surprise us!!!

Silly Girl Running said...

That is so adorable! Great that you're teaching your kids the value of money.:)

shellyrm aka jogging stroller mama said...

So sweeet!

Marlene said...

So sweet.

Megan said...

Doesn't it kill you when they say stuff like that. This morning my 4yr old wet the bed. And didn't wake us to help her. I asked why she didn't wake me up. She said I get mad when she wakes me up. I do get mad when she wakes me up b/c she doesn't want to sleep anymore.

Katie A. said...

I think it's safe to say, you and J are doing a good job ;)