A few months ago , I was in a predicament. It seems that there was always loads of coins all over the floor! We sit down on the couch and they fall out of our pockets, They fall out of pants, purses, laundry piles, Wallets, and end up all over the house for one reason or the other.
The problem started out just a nuisance mess that I hated looking at, but now, Claire is begginning to become more and more mobile and is at risk of choking on our hard earned cash. Thats not kosher.
So, I came up with a plan: get the kids to collect and save the coins. I would take them to the bank and we would trade coins for paper money. Easy enough.
So we did, and the first time I took the kids to the bank, we were plesantly surprised. The ladies were so sweet and acted like they had waited all day for our business. They told us that Daddy comes in often and always talks about us. they actually seemed interested in us! How much more small-town goodness can you get?
This is Roxey
Yes, she always has this geat smile on her face.
Our Bank day is only on Fridays Because Friday is free cookie day at the bank!
Each of the kids gets to choose a cookie if they had a dollar that week. This has brought up the subject of doing business and being a customer. They know that they are customers when they come in with thier money to exchange. They also know that cookies are only for customers.
How cute is that? my little customers!
Silas especially is learning to become excited about finding coins and putting them in a safe place, knowing that earning a dollar by picking up coins off the floor can take all week!