We’re back with another progress update as my 9-year-old is trying to collect lots of money for a camp. It all started when shere when she realized that her family can’t afford the Summer camp she wants to go to.
She is nine years old, and she intends to go to the Gifted Camp!
We started with a big $500 and already brought it down to $430.
This still looks like a very scary number, but last week it looked like we had a way for her to make $20, which is exactly how much she needs a week to stay on track.
The week started happy as Elise did an amazing job helping the relative clean up and was expecting to go back again at the end of the week.
I do find it very interesting that this country highly encourages allowances and reward systems for the kids while it doesn’t suggest talking to kids more about money. I almost feel like we are encouraging out kids to expect a payment for just being our kids. And that doesn’t even include the toys and games we buy them outside of the big events. Considering the fact that most of us pay for the purchases with a credit card, we give our kids an impression that you can buy anything and walk out of the store just by scanning a plastic card. That is not the way to raise children!
However, let’s get back to our little earner as she was getting eager to make another $20. The weekend comes around and we get to find out that the gig is no longer available. My girl did do an amazing job, but the things just didn’t work out (they might at some point of time, but not now).
Unfortunately, our balance this week didn’t decrease this at all. It is still $430 and it is time to explore different options.