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Amazon Kindle-And giving your children an allowance. July 9, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — misslaurenn @ 12:53 pm

The Kindle has been out for a while now, but of course the price has not dropped. There for i will not be having one anytime soon. But i still would like one! It could never replace real books but the convenience it will have for being on the go would be nice. I just wish they weren’t so $$$   I am one of those types that takes the whole world and my kitchen sink along with me in my purse, so this would be extremely nice to have. Not to mention it’d be great for my back!! It gets painfully heavy carrying around so many books in my purse!! You can also get certain magazines and newspapers!!

Ohh the baby is crying i will continue this later!!!

Okay back to it. 🙂

So, in conclusion i would love to try out to Kindle one day.

This week has really flown by!! It’s already practically Friday! This weekend will not be filled with anything too amazzing. I have to do some shopping so that will be exciting. I am buying my sister some things for her baby boy (he’ll be here sometime by the end of the month) I am very excited. I just adjusted our budget and that made me less stressed. 🙂 I am convinced even if we had thousands left over every month after we paid our bills I’d still be stressed. Money is EVIL!!

But OBVIOUSLY She likes it!!


She is actually i little con-artist. I was trying to put them in my wallet and she starting coo’in and making noise, so i stop dropped the money and started playing with her. She then proceeded to scrunch over and grab the money then make this face!! LOL!!! THIEF!! She is all like i got it!!! (and then she whispers to me) Look mom i know i totally just stole this from you but seeing how i can’t walk and all i can’t really drive so I’m gonna need you to take me to babies-r-us… NOW!! 🙂

I have some idea’s going through my head just have to figure out how to play them all out. 🙂 So, we will see in the coming future how that all works out.

I recently read a Momversation about giving your children allowance. SSSooo i thought i’d hit on this. Since obviously we have a money issue in our house. I mean what kinda almost 7 month old steals money!?!! 😉  So, here is my view. I think when she gets older (and i will start her as soon as she can walk) i will teach her to do the everyday things. More and more and she can do more. As simple as picking up toys throwing away her food after she is done helping to make her bed helping to fold her clothes. The typical normal stuff. But, and of course this will be later. When she can do some of the unusual things of course she’ll be young so this will all be an attempt to do these things but it is the thought that counts. But say she dusts, or helps sweep (with a little kid sized broom i totally saw one the other day 🙂 ) anyway things like that i think she could be given a little allowance. But after listening in i like two other ideas as well that i will instill.

  • Save Some, Tithe Some, Spend Some
  • Whatever work she does (I’ll help her of course) she’ll make an invoice and record work done and how much i owe her for the services rendered.
  • Make sure she understands that this is a reward and not something she has to get and it can be taken away for poor behavior or poor attitude.
  • Make sure she understands the importance of saving and tithing. AND COME ON SPENDING. 🙂

SO this is what i think and this is my plan. Hopefully with discipline and diligence it can work for us. What do you think of an allowance? DO you think its teaching kids something good or bad? If you use it how do you do it?


One Response to “Amazon Kindle-And giving your children an allowance.”

  1. weum Says:

    aww, i love that photo you took of her haha!
    good bloooogggn
    =] yes she’ll probably get allowance.

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