Thursday, August 11, 2011

This Little Piggy



My first piggy woke up one morning and asked me if we could make money. So I explained to her that's why mommy and daddy go to work... you have to do something to make money. Little did I know at the time, she meant to actually MAKE i.e. mint, draw, create money. So then I had another conversation about making money vs. EARNING money. The concept definitely caught on. She asked for something to put her money in. I was thinking a piggy bank! She was thinking a new purse! Yes, because the one she has is "old." So I had yet another conversation about why we go to the bank vs. mommy's purse. I showed her how empty my purse was. (sshhh..no one tell her about credit cards yet please). My sister found her this cute piggy bank at Target i think. Every day she asks what she can do. Slow down yall. Yes, I will eventually make her do these things without getting paid = chores, but to start - I thought it was ok to give her the spare change out of my wallet and Matt's fish bowl to seal the concept. What child do you know that begs to go clean her room and her brother's room!!! Then begs to clean the windows (no, not breaking any child labor laws). Her great-grandmother sent her $ for her birthday, and then "uncle" James slipped her some $ behind our backs ;), plus all the change she gets from me...i mean, this piggy is loaded...for a 4 year old. She has more $ in that bank than I do in my purse.


And here's the BEST part.... "mommy? when its full.... i'll give some to God and give the rest to somebody who needs it."







5 comments:

Sarah Broadus said...

This little piggy has a great heart taught by Mommy and Daddy piggies! Love me some MC

Sonia Wells said...

I love this post!!

The Vining Family said...

What a sweetheart!

Heather - Your sister said...

Don't feel bad...I give Kerigan money for practicing her beam handstands, dismounts, roundoff's, etc...not much...but it encourages her to practice!! ha ha I used to get away with a penny per cartwheel..but she's old enough now to ask for more!!

24h Pflege said...

WoW! that was great.. love this post.