always excited to see what book caught his eye for the week. Last Wednesday when he showed me the book he
decided to check out, I laughed at first but when we started reading it I immediately
thought how SPOT on this book really was.
Honestly, the cover made me think he had picked a book that was way over
his head but guess what? He got it! And I love that he GETS it.
looks a bit old school but the message is there.
teaching children that money isn’t everything and the best things in life are
free and there’s Abundance in life to be, do or have anything you want. Creative self-help book. It’s great to simplify such big concepts for
children in this way .
get everything they Need and Want. The
result is not pretty. I do not want my
children growing up with the expectations that they too get all of those “things”
just because they want them.
fact I needed to read this phrase even more than Jude I think.
Money does not define who you
are; it doesn’t matter what others have, and abundance comes in many forms.
times I sit back and see our house full of things, toys, food, fun, ect. but
then when Jude hears what a family member or friend is getting I wonder, “are
we doing enough?”
enough, both of our children are provided with so much, they are blessed – as are
we. So here I sat with my 4 year old,
reading this book learning and teaching him
about abundance and the question came from his mouth that I will never forget.
money and candy too?”
will drop off a dollar and a hug. Why
has our world come to this? We have
fairies for everything and not just for little trinkets or change for the piggy
bank but cash money and large toys!
this competition for the kids or for the parents?
Where do we draw a line?
How do we deal
with these shows of abundance when our kids?
taken place at our dinner table – “Will we go to Disneyland soon?” Oh man…maybe one day but for now little Jude
we are trying to go see Grandma and Grandpa for Thanksgiving and that is going
to be a flight that empties our vacation fund.
keep your children grounded and focused on the real abundance in life?