Friday, July 15, 2011

Part 2 Freebie

It was another beautiful and sunny day here. I went for a walk to the bank on my lunch hour to transfer money from my account to my daughter's Alexandra. I made a deal with her at the beginning of the second semester that for every 90% she got I'd give her $100.00, for every 80% I'd give her $50.00 and every 70% I'd give her $25.00. Anything less than a 69% no money. Needless to say she has been anxiously awaiting her report card to find out how much I owed her! Two 80's and one 70, and one very high 60. (It was like 69%) so I deposited $125.oo into her account. She is thrilled.

Now I realize this may seem like an expensive thing to do however we have had a discussion regarding Birthday Gifts and Christmas Gifts. The subject being... do you really need them? What purpose do they serve and what would you appreciate more? So, in lieu of Birthday Gifts for my kids, we are doing money for grades. We have also decided that Christmas is too commercialized that we are going to plan a family event week, no gifts except for our parents and the little one's and my kids will get something that they really want as it comes up during the year. (Marc is planning a holiday so I'll give him money for his vacation to help him out, Alex-well probably will end up being money for a new laptop or something, or along those lines. Robert is moving to Alberta and into his own house, so it will be a Walmart Card to buy household items. Really, the kids have everything they need, all my kids work and can save and buy themselves things they want. I mean do they really need another sweater or nick-knack from Aunt Martha or toiletries gift basket from Uncle Buck and his new girlfriend? (We don't have an Aunt Martha or Uncle Buck... but you get the picture I'm sure!)

Anyway, here is part two of my freebie from yesterday. I just love these colours and hope you enjoy them too.
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5 comments:

  1. Thank you Nathalie! Yes, things sure do change as our kids get older and their needs definitely change as well.

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  2. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the DigiFree category today [16 Jul 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

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  3. Thank you for part2.
    Great post! Children (not all) have every thing they want today, and they have to learn as you say what is important and what they really need.

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  4. Thanks for the 2 part Freebie! - LianeZ

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  5. Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 5 post on Jul. 16, 2011. Thanks again.

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