Teach Them How To Save

I am so glad that my youngest daughter has the initiative to save.

I gave her P 20.00 everyday as her extra allowance aside from the cracker and Yakult she brought to school for snacks. I gave her P 20.00 so if she have something she would like to buy, she have money to pay for it. However, later on I found out she is not spending it instead she save it. I encouraged her to save more so she can get the books she would like to buy. But it was last month that someone stole her money inside her wallet. She cried so hard because she saved that for my birthday. The guidance counselor talked to her about it. She was relieved somehow, she told me about it, scared that I will be mad. She was surprised because I did not, I mean she already had a terrible day at school and I do not want to add anything on her shoulder. I let it pass but I advised her to leave the money at home she saved at home, in that way it will be secure, she hesitated at first but she was convinced at the later time.

To inspire her, I always show how much money she already saved. She was happy to find out is getting bigger.

We joined the Binge Book Sale and she was able to buy Myths Busted 2 and The Warrior Cats. We paid for it out from her savings and yesterday after we claimed her report card, we went to Big Bad Wolf Book Sale and she bought Miss Peregrine Book and 2 Land of Stories.

Her books are a bit expensive, good thing we were able to join the two events that give us discounts and that she was able to afford it since she saved. So if you have kids her age, it is better to teach them how to save so they would know how hard it is to earn money.

If you want to get something, you must do some savings.

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Stop Fighting!

I was so ready for work but damn I need to wash the dishes from last night. I thought it was already taken care of by my eldest daughter or my niece when they went home last night but nope they did not. I wasn’t able to take good care of it last night because I was too tired and I felt like just a slight blown of the wind I will be knock out in no time. So right after Faith is done with her Kumon, I hit the bed right away.

I was so confident that Mj doesn’t have school and she won’t go out since she already went out yesterday for their P.E. practice, I was positive that somebody will watch after my youngest daughter. I know that Faith is already 10 years old and somehow can take good care of herself at home but I can’t let her since she have easy access in our computer and TV. I don’t want her to spend her day just in front of these two equipment, I am telling you, it would make her very hyper, the worst is it would make her imagination explore. I can’t let her watch or use the computer without us around, you know how kids can be curious of some “things

I was about to prepare for work but Mj woke up all so sudden and said she have school and blah blah blah. I was so surprised and I was so mad, she just blurted out without explaining anything. I lose my temper, I gone mad and I was shouting already. I felt like a volcano ready to explode but Faith woke up and crying, she told me the reason why she woke up. Faith was awakened by my loud voice, she went back to the bedroom but I didn’t stop yelling at her sister. I thought she went back to sleep but to my surprised I found her crying while saying this word “stop fighting!”

I approached her and explained why I was so mad, she then answered that she could not help to think that I will disown her sister. With that her being said, I took a breath, let myself calm for a minute, and then went back to the living room where Mj is seated.

Understanding, sometimes we may think it is easy but the process is hard. You have undergo commotion, arguments even negotiation for us to be able to know the causes and the circumstances ahead. We may like it or not but we have to come up with a deal that will be fair to everyone involved. We may not be able to understand it at first but what matters most is that, we were able to decide, it may not be the best but it is agreed upon for both parties.

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Idle And Being Busy

My eldest daughter already started their summer vacation, she busy herself now with playing games on her cellphone. She went out sometimes with her friends, just like last Saturday she missed swimming a lot so she ask me if I can give her some money so she can swim in a nearby subdivision. I gave her some after we got home from grocery shopping. Good thing, she decided not to transfer school at all, she would transfer when she finish her 12th grade. I can’t believe my eldest daughter will be in college soon. She is still contemplating with taking up engineering or something else.

While my eldest is just being idle at home, Faith still has some things to be done at school. Their vacation will start on May 1st. They are yet reviewing their exam this month. But today with skipped school aside me,¬†not feeling well, she had a diarrhea¬†yesterday and last night she vomit a number of times, good thing I decided to be absent from work, I was able to attend to her even though I was not feeling good. I guess my adrenalin rushes when I learned she vomited in the bathroom, I did not feel any pain in my back when attending her but when she’s done, the pain started again. Right now, she’s not vomiting at all, but she skipped school so I can monitor her. Hopefully, the pain that I am feeling in my back would also go away.

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Definitely A Faith’s Day!

After work yesterday, we walked to get to the bank where we can withdraw our salary. It was early in the morning so we don’t worry of the heat of the sun. After we withdraw, we went to a fast food chain to eat our breakfast. It was already 7 in the morning that we finished our breakfast, I was sure that I could not make it to send Faith to her school. Good thing before we walked to the bank, I already informed my niece to give them fare to get to the school so Faith will not be late. I went home without seeing Faith and I missed her!

So instead of seeing my friends at work in the afternoon, I fetched Faith and together we went to my eldest school to pay to her tuition fee and we went to SM right afterwards. Faith asked me for her to play at the Kidzoona the moment we arrived there but they need someone to be there for her, we can’t leave her there alone and I need to buy a pair of shorts because my jeans got wet with the water bottle of Faith at the Jeepney going to Mj’s school. So we choose Zoofari for her instead, we left her there for one hour while I and sister Merlyn went to look for a cheap pair of shorts. We were able to find one at the department store. It was nice because it was a Jumper short. I was also seeing a friend who sold me a gift certificate at Felcris. She needs the money for her son’s birthday so I bought it yesterday.

After Faith enjoying her Zoofari blast, we went out to have our dinner in Kuya J at SM. No picture, it was just a simple dinner for me, Faith and sister Merlyn. We ordered Kare Kare and half roasted chicken which Faith loves so much, she ate a lot last night and it’s very rare for her to eat without insisting her to eat. She must love the roasted chicken. Yesterday was definitely a Faith’s day!

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