Money, Money, Money, Money*

“I don’t care too much for money, money can’t buy me love.” -The Beatles

So there are those moments as a parent when you walk through a store with your kids and they spot some glorious item that is the most amazing thing they have ever ever seen and they MUST have it. And then you begin the dance of how to talk them out of it in some way. Some how you have to convince them that you are leaving the store without this most amazing item ever and it will be okay, despite the quivering lip or raised pitch to their voice. A good friend of mine once told me that for a long time, her kids actually thought that toy stores were more like toy museums, where you go to admire toys but not actually buy them and take them home. Apparently, this magical story worked until a grandparent unlocked the power of buying a toy. It was a good run while it lasted, I suppose. From some time early fall until December 25th I use the excuse “put it on your list” to deter purchasing every random want. And oh does that list grow and grow. I make many attempts to encourage him to think of things to give his loved ones rather than focusing on what he would receive. I also remind him that just because you put something on a want list doesn’t always mean you get it. … More Money, Money, Money, Money*

I Heart You

Our Valentine’s Day preparation and celebration of the day of has been full of paint mixing, heart making, chocolate eating, and book reading. Mixing paint & making valentines