When we took our family vacation to Hawaii 4 years ago I bought the boys coconut monkey "piggy" banks for them to use someday. A few months before they turned 5 they started doing chores. For helping pick up the living room they'd each get a quarter (they'd do this everyday). Then there was occasional yard work (weeding, picking up leaves, etc) and depending how long they helped for we'd pay them a dollar or two. They all saved most of their money in their monkeys but sometimes they'd spend it too. Eli was the big spender, Thomas a little less, and Caleb hardly ever spent his money. Caleb just never thought ahead and was always bumming off his brothers. Thankfully his brothers were pretty generous with him and would always share their purchases or just plain old give him money! At some point the boys asked when they could open up their monkeys and I blurted out 'when you turn six' (I wanted to give them plenty of time to get a good amount saved). Well the day finally came!!!
|Luckily no dad's were hurt in this event, ha!|
|Look at all the loot!|
|Counting our money!|
|A few weeks ago with their buddy Oz : )|
|Caleb was looking so handsome today...|
|...that I snapped a few more pics of just him!|
|See what I mean! Some serious pretend play going on!|
|I love a little kid with hands in their pockets!|
|The boys love playing the Mexican game "La Loteria."|
They call the person who deals the cards "the helper," haha!