I took Annie shopping on her birthday so she could spend some gift certificates. Girlfriend brought her purse, her gift certificates, AND some cash she’d been squirreling away. And when it came time for her to make her purchases, she told me, “You can stand over there, I don’t need your help.”
So. I guess I just unlocked that parenting *achievement.*
are you guys still using the debit card? How is it going?
We are!! We’re still really liking it. Right now she’s saving all of her allowance money for shopping at the American Girl store…you know, because we need more of that stuff in our house!
Definitely a great achievement! I don’t think I did this until I was much older (I was extremely shy and introverted, but STILL! An important skill to have). Bravo, Annie! (and bravo parenting, Heather and Mike!)
Gah – it’s so crazy to watch kids turn into PEOPLE. I have a 5 month and 15 month old at home. I literally cannot fathom that this will be them one day. So insane
Nicely done Annie!