It was time to share the real story. Yep. Tatum has to realize everything is not free, and as our elders would always say, “Money doesn’t grow on trees.”
I also wanted her to APPRECIATE Daddy! Much of this happens BECAUSE of not only his job but his generosity. We are blessed to have him. My PT job doesn’t provide much, and she needed to know also the sacrifices that are made for her.
So, I put in this tin little bits of paper with each item that we pay for.
As she picked, I would write on the white board.
WOW! That is a lot.
This is a great start in her learning responsibility and independence as she grows up. We will teach her money management and also gratitude for what we have. (She gets this part pretty well).
Thank you, honey, for all that you do for us.