Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Money...Money...Money...

My kids have spent all summer learning the value of a dollar....A friend of ours was selling a little 4 wheeler....so our kids have been earning/saving their money so they could buy the 4-wheeler..
We started a tall glass jar and started making the deposits....it is interesting though...right next to the 4wheeler jar is a jar that we are saving to go toward a charity to feed the hungry....it still is NOT full...but the 4wheeler jar filled in less than three months....not to mention the feed the hungry jar only has pennies, nickles and dimes, while the 4wheeler jar had dollar bills.....and quarters.......I must admit, though my kids put in lots of hours with Jared at the jobsite and Jacob even donated most of his tooth fairy money (for two or three teeth) to the four wheeler...We did have to avoid all stores during this time...my kids quickly forgot about their goal when they became surrounded by toys...rows and rows of toys.....Now their 4wheeler is home where it belongs :)

3 comments:

Erin Kay said...

MANDY!! so first off can i say your kids are so so darn cute!! i am way over due for a visit with the bartons! it may have to wait a little while though... 18 months to be exact... :) but also I wanted to say congrats on the lil four wheeler! I remember when my dad bought our first four wheeler... I havent gotten off it since.

Chris and Lori Taylor said...

Wow! what a good way to save money! you know what this meams you all might get into 4-wheeling now. hope the kids enjoy it

Cumorah said...

Hey, I didn't know you guys had a 4-wheeler. How long has it been? Maybe I have seen it, but just haven't noticed it.