Thursday, July 23, 2009
Who is my KID??
I have been trying to teach Kaleb about responsibility and that Money doesn't grow on trees. So he has got a summer job mowing the lawn at my Dad's office. I drive him over at 6:30 in the morning every Monday so that he can mow before all the workers get there. He started spending his money as fast as he was getting it. So for the last 3 weeks I haven't let him spend any of it. He pays his tithing and then he saves the rest of it. Then his cousins called and asked if he could go to the mall, and I said yes but you aren't taking all of your money. So I give him $40.00 of his money and I say,"Kaleb, don't buy any shirts, just buy some jeans or shoes I will buy your shirts." And he in turn says, "Ok Mom I won't"...............So later in the day I get a phone call, "Mom I found this shirt at Rue 21 that I really want." So I said OK, after all this is his money.
About 4:00 I get this picture text from his cousin....... ARE YOU KIDDING ME?? Does that shirt really say what I think it says???? So I call him and of course Dawson is laughing his head off at this point. I demanded that he take it off and return it immediately. He did and when he got home, I lectured him for about 10 minutes and then I said "How much money do you have left?" And he says 10 bucks. So I said go get what you bought so I can see, and he says "All I bought was some sunglasses for $7.00." Does that add up to you??? 40 minus 7= 32, he should have at least $25.00 after lunch. WHATEVER..... he won't be going to the mall with money without me ever again, next time he can window shop and then I will go back with him!!!
Written and Composed by Candi and kids at 10:50 AM
Photos taken by: MacKenzie & Kiley Photography