I’ve always wanted my children to know the value of saving for what they want. To know that instant gratification is not something that occurs naturally in the real grown up world of money.
My children are never short on wishes. Neither are their parents, for that matter. But there is one thing that they’ve all never relented on. I even got pictures slid underneath my door, starting a year ago:
That was last year. That was before they all started saving most of the money that came their way. That was before they realized they could ALL combine their money. That was before a big sale on a trampoline/safety enclosure package.
Savers can be dangerous, especially when they join together.
No jumping off roofs, or any other structure, onto the trampoline.
No games that involve the eyes being closed.
No flips or somersaults WHATSOEVER.
A parent must be in the vicinity, watching, to stop you if you decide to do something stupid. Run all ideas that deviate from normal jumping by a parent. The parent will tell you if it’s stupid.
Don’t get hurt.
So, for World Penguin Day they are honoring the penguins by waddling. I think I’ll honor it by watching a Penguins of Madagascar, or my favorite humorous penguins video (It’s still National Humor Month!)