Today it was super hot and the sun was intense! The kiddos were getting terribly rowdy in the house, and I needed to get out in the garden to pick beans, so I suggested they play in the blow-up pool. Well, I didn't need to ask them twice, that's for sure! They were suited up in no time and headed out for lots of sliding, swimming and splashing...
After they'd been out there for over an hour or so, I made them come in for a little break to have a snack and watch a movie while I took a shower. I always make sure the kids are sitting in the great room when I take a shower. I need to know where those little boogers are...well, really just the youngest little booger. After the movie, Kendall wanted to count her money. She has been saving up for a Nintendo DS. We won't buy it for her, but we told her she could start doing chores and earn an allowance to start saving for it. She is also allowed to put half of her money from making the honor roll, or birthday money, or money from her grandparents in there. You can never learn fiscal responsibility too early! Well, she is up to $70 in cash! Then she wanted to take all of her change to the bank, but I told her she had to count it and roll it first. Can kids ever get enough practice counting money? When she was all done sorting and counting and rolling, she had another $16.50! Boy, is she thrilled! I keep telling her how good it will feel to go to the store and buy her DS with money she earned ALL BY HERSELF. Plus, it's a good lesson. Let's just hope that this will spur her to keep up with her chores, as I'm about to add a few more to her list! And if all goes well, Noah will be begging for chores soon!
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