My husband and I were talking about – okay, joking about – what we should do about our kids’ allowances (and no, at 3yo and 9mo they are nowhere close to allowances at the moment), and we came up with a pretty brilliant real-life solution at a todder’s level.
So let’s say we give our kid $1, but only in coins. We’ll give her the money, then promptly take away 50 cents for “taxes” (her college fund), then maybe 20 cents to go toward our mortgage, then 20 cents for bills and food, which will leave 10 cents for her little piggy bank. Hey, just like real life!
Hmm, life lessons AND a ten-cent allowance … pretty sweet deal for my childrens’ life and learning, I think. Maybe it’s not such a joke?!
What do you think? Crazy or smart?!