Friday, October 3, 2008

lessons :)

it is amazing the life lessons i am having to teach kya already. the other day in the car she decided she wanted to go to target and buy a toy...no big deal :) mark and i told her it took a lot of money to buy toys and i told her mommy didn't have any money in her wallet. the concept was so hard for her to understand...
that next morning she came up to me and said "here mommy...now you can have money to buy my a toy"... she handed me about $1.25 in change she had found around the house. i laughed then tried to tell her that was not enough to buy a toy..she said " its okay we will find more" and off she went on her treasure hunt. all this talk about money made me think i need to start teaching her about the value of money. we were at target today and she wanted to go look at a toy she had seen on tv. i explained we would look but we could not buy it. well we looked and we started to walk away and she said " stop mommy i will buy it with my money" out of her pocket spilled a handful of coins. so there we sat in the middle of target and had a conversation about that to buy the toy we needed a lot of pennies :) she said " okay we will ask daddy when he comes home tonight"....she was not going to give up on this :)
so i talked to mark about maybe starting a calendar and helping her "earn" a surprise or toy. so this afternoon kya and i pulled out a calendar just for her and talked about how she needs 30 happy faces to get a toy. in order to get a happy face for each day she needs to listen to mommy and daddy, help make her bed, pick up her toys, bring her plate to the sink after meals and do her reading everyday. she was all for the challenge.... "mommy i can do this" she said with a big smile on her face. It is probably going to be a long time before we get 30 happy faces...but here we go...

2 comments:

LauraAnne said...

Yikes...that is a major lesson!! you can tell big K that adults have the same problem...i can't go into target without wanting something!!!

Mandy Stevenson said...

Brilliant! I think we're about to embark on that journey as well!!! Eeeeek!