Today, I sat down with the boys to count the change in our "Family Bank", a little glass jar in which we deposit change we see floating around the house. The money is being saved for a trip to Disneyland. (Something tells me most families with small children have a similar jar and purpose...)
We had accumulated a total of $39.22. When I told Caleb this put our fund total to about $175, Caleb was amazed. I'm guessing he thought we were about ready to get on the plane!
I took the opportunity as a teaching moment and explained that while we already had airline miles and hotel points to cover our fees in those areas, we'd probably have to spend about $1000 on park entry tickets and another $1000 on food and spending.
Caleb's response was priceless: "Wow! Mama.....we have GOT to come up with a plan. We need to go on a money hunt!" :-)