Katie and Madalyn are always trying to earn money. This doesn’t make them especially helpful. If I ask them to do something, sometimes I am met with “will you pay me a dollar?” Sometimes I will give in…sometimes I remind them that they just need to be helpful…that they need to be good citizens of our own family.
My mother gets emails from “American Girl” which she forwards to Katie. This week she sent one to Katie…and Katie responded with “I need 26 dollars!” She told me that she needed to earn $56 by the end of March. Why? So that she can buy her American Girl doll a new outfit and so that she can renew her Club Penguin membership. Also, both girls are trying to earn spending money for the cruise we are going on in April. At least Katie is not asking for the money and is trying to earn it. I have started a log of money that she has earned—I never manage to have small bills on me, so we keep track that way. We have to keep track of allowance money too as I never have that cash on me either!
We are going to the American Girl store on March 10th to celebrate Madalyn’s birthday a little early. My mom is buying her her first American Girl doll…so she is quite excited about picking it out. We are also eating lunch at the bistro…we had to make our reservations a while ago. While we are there, Katie wants to be sure that she has enough money to buy that outfit for Kirsten.
So…today….the girls were to help Michael pull crab grass from the front yard to earn some money. Katie was quite helpful…but Madalyn got a bit distracted from her job when she found a toad. And yes…first day of March seems to be an appropriate day to wear your Halloween themed clothing.