Tuesday, June 14, 2011

money money money

A while ago I decided to give Rachel a lesson on saving her money.  I love giving little lessons, and watching the wheels turn in that toddler brain of hers. I handed her a dime and told her it was money and that when we get money we save it in our piggy banks.  That was pretty much it.  I didn't go into tithing or why we don't just spend it... It was simple, we put our money in our piggy banks until we need it.  I figured that was enough of a lesson for now.
  
Since then every piece of loose change lying around the house becomes the property of Rachel's piggy bank. Oh the excitement from finding a penny!  Not only that, but occasionally I will find her looking through my purse (good luck there honey), grandma's purse, and daddy's wallet for money. She has acquired quite the loot.  $9.52 total. 
Once she finds some change, I hear "money! put in the piggy!" and there we go to the piggy...      

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Look at that greedy little smile... 
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Lesson learned.  Now for the lesson on lying, cheating, and stealing.  

6 comments:

Patrick & Amber said...

That is too cute!

Mary Anne said...

Okay I love to hear that your lessons are simple. Sometimes when I teach Sadie something I think it has to be mind blowing exciting or well thought out or...I don't know. Like it's not effective otherwise. But honestly my lessons are never never well thought out or mind blowing! Sometimes I think I let the thought that it has to be amazing or complicated stop me from teaching her something. And that's just dumb! You such a good mommy :)

Kate said...

What a good mother you are! Isn't it fabulous how young children take so quickly and easily and find so much excitement in the little things? Oh to be a child again!

Sutherland Family said...

That girl! So cute! I'm sure she has more money than I do, btw! I'd have even more if I'd lie, cheat and steal :):).

Nathan and Holly Larson said...

Haha, that is so cute! :) What a fun little lesson for her!!

J. Phelps-Hillen said...

Perfectly said, Jess :) You and your cutiepies crack me up!