This morning Jade asked me why I work. I replied with, "I work so that we have money for you to do lots of fun things. The money I make goes towards your gymnastics, karate, preschool and other fun things. Saturday we couldn't have all gone skiing if I didn't work. All of those things cost money." She said, "Mommy, I'll give you my money." I told her that that was very sweet but that she needs to save her money for something special. She said, "I want to give you all of my money. Come on Mom. Lets go get my money." We went into her room and dumped out her piggy bank. We started to count it. She has saved $11. I told her that she needs to keep saving her money and that we could go and buy something special. "No, Mom, I want you to have it." Near tears, I had to explain to her that that is a very sweet thing to want, but her money is hers and that she hasn't saved enough to buy a barbie, let alone take the three of us skiing again. She said that was okay but if I needed it, I could still have it.
I am so proud of what a sweetheart she has become.