Sweet wanted a new bike.
He's riding a bike that makes him look like a circus sideshow. It is small. He is large.
Nana and Papa gave him $75 towards his goal for his birthday.
That crazy toothfairy has been coughing up $5 per tooth. (Yes, jokes were made about knocking out a few more to pay for the bike....)
Grandpa paid him a little cash to pick up all the bailing twine in the bale lot.
Daddy paid him $20 to pick up all the sticks in the yard this spring (rip off.... it took him almost 3 days to get it all done....)
Grandma put change (quarters, not pennies) in some plastic eggs for an egg hunt.
He's been doing odd jobs for me for green money***. Also.... I sometimes pay bribes to kids who do fantastic tricks at the swimming pool.
***sidenote: how to you handle the difference between paid chores and "the things we do because we are part of the family" chores?
So he's carefully been hoarding his cash.
I love the lesson this is teaching him.... Grandpa Kenny will be so proud. I also love that he is saving for something that is active and not passive. Because we all know he wants a video game.
So, finally, we realize summer is almost over and we better get shopping.