Thursday, April 14, 2011

Furry Money

Sesame Street just launched a money lesson for children called For Me, For You, For Later. I haven't gone through the whole thing yet but I love the concept.  My parents were not big earners but they lived well beneath their means.  As a child that translated to hearing a lot of "no" for the things I wanted but I never knew where the money was going.  My parents have four properties completely paid for, no debt and a stellar credit score. 

I don't think I have the best money management skills. But I'm learning. Both Dave and I are. We're hoping to help P avoid our mistakes and give her a better understanding of the value of money.  I like I can now call on Elmo to help explain these concepts to her....and maybe to Dave and me while were at it. 

Saturday, April 9, 2011

My Strong Princess

We were invited to a princess birthday party today.  It was soooo over the top and  I hate to say it but..... amazingly wonderful!  As much as I dislike the whole princess mentality I bought into this event.  Watching these girls in their magical world of dress up and pink with Snow White was quite special.  They were so mesmerized and happy it's hard to see the negatives.  Been meaning to read this book

I was very proud of P who chose to color a pirate picture instead of a princess. And I LOVED that she decorated her little take home purse with sparkles, a butterfly and a FOOTBALL! When asked what she was going to be when she grew up she said a basketball player.  I have no idea where she got that from. We've never discussed basketball specifically. I love that despite being surrounded by all this girlie girl stuff P was steadfast on who she is.  Love the strength of character I'm seeing so far.   

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Poquito Mas

I had a mishap in the kitchen last night. I've spent a good portion of the day cleaning it but it's still in disarray.  Because of the mess I decided to stop off at Poquito Mas to have lunch with P after school.  Did you all know they give the kids a little ball of dough to play with?  It's brilliant. I loved it so much more than crayons! And so did P.