Monday, August 1st 2016
Over the weekend ClaraJane had Daddy help her count and organize all the money around the house she could get her hands on. $22.31 to be exact, and she is *dying* to take it to the bank. (My girl!) Today is the day and off we go.
Although I don’t think she understands what it means, she was HOPING this deposit would take her over the $1,000 mark.
Here she is showing off her accomplishment -as printed on the bank receipt- to the security camera in the bank:
Not bad for 5 years old! Of course she’s had help. Any and all money gifted to her goes into this Savings Account, towards “college,” travel or some other unspecified major life endeavor down the road when a young person’s core values are more solidified and desire is beyond the reach of mom & dad’s bank account. Daddy is reminded we should probably park some of this in CD’s periodically over the years. And I am reminded; we still need to set up her college savings account! As well as continue fighting for the Sanders’ Political Revolution Platform (which includes affordable higher education)… but I digress.
This baby seems to derive pleasure from the mere act of SAVING. My son on the other hand more seems to enjoy the thought of S P E N D I N G. Like, in general. We’ll see.
Anyway, to complete our Mommy-Daughter Day (having gotten *Mommy* to her bank also), we set about to spending a bit as well. First at a coffee shop in a setting so beautiful I refrained from taking photos, and then off to mani-pedi’s! (My second so far this year, her second so far this lifetime.)
Seeing her jostled around by the adult-sized massage chairs is one of the funniest things I’ve seen lately.
Thanks for the Mommy-Daughter Day Date, daughter! You’re hilarious, gorgeous, brave, charming, intelligent, articulate, inspiring, so much fun, I love you so much and I’m so proud of you!