Thursday, July 22, 2010

The Value of Money

Austin has been talking about this new Toy Story Imaginext toy since he saw and played with it at his cousins' birthday party. Since it is a whoppin' $50, I told him that the only way he was getting it was to save his money. He was determined that he already had that amount in his piggy banks. We counted and he actually had $37 in one (of three). We told him that he would not be able to use the money in his big bank because that was going towards his first car (you may laugh, but I purchased my first car (1988 Ford Escort - hatchback) with the money that was saved for me in a similar way by my Grandmother).

Austin earned a little more money throughout the week and I had a $5 coupon (it pays to be a Toys R Us rewards member). He and I sorted, counted and rolled the change. I love doing this because it reminds me of rolling change with my Grandfather. He was a milkman and everyday when he got was done with his route, my sis and I would sort, count and roll all of his money. We always looked forward to it.

Here is the loot...$47.

We took the money to the bank and Austin asked for "paper money." The end result...
A happy camper and a valuable lesson!

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