Monday, April 14, 2008

Value of a dollar

Grandma and Grandpa sent Ari this cute purse with the $20 dollar bill inside it that had a note attached that said “for a top at your favorite store.”


Now that the weather is warming up Ari has been needing some new outfits because a lot of her clothes from last fall are starting to get a little small (I very lovingly refer to them as hoochy momma clothes, you know the kind you see on plenty of girls that should not be wearing such tight, short things, DH doesn’t think that’s very appropriate term however). But I digress, so she needed some new clothes, and with DH still out of a job, this gift from Grandma and Grandpa couldn’t have come at a better time.

Ari does not like to shop (she takes after me in this way), but she was excited to have money of her own to spend, so she asked if we could go on a shopping spree on Saturday. Ari added $20 of her savings and then I gave her $10 allowance, so she had a total of $50 to spend. Now as I’ve mentioned before Ari loves the clothes at Justice, but I suggested to her that we could look there along with a few other stores like Old Navy because Justice is kind of pricey. She agreed, so we went to Old Navy first and she was realizing that with shorts being $19.50 a pair her $50 wasn’t going to go far. Then she started looking at shirts and they were $10.50 each. When she saw this she decided she didn’t even want to go and look at Justice because their clothes are even more expensive. I steered her toward the clearance table and she found a few shirts she liked from there and they were only $4.99. Once she saw that she was appalled at the $10.50 price of the other shirts and said “this is one of the expensive one’s Mom.” I explained that $10.50 was not bad for a shirt, but wasn’t it so much better to get two shirts for that price rather than just one? She ended up getting one pair of shorts and four shirts, three from the clearance table. I bought her another pair of shorts and one more shirt. She really learned the value of a dollar and came home with some very cute things. Thanks Grandma and Grandpa for giving her the money that started this wonderful learning experience.



Here she is before school today in one of her new outfits (did I mention she’s somewhat of a tomboy?)

3 comments:

andrea said...

i LOVE it!! GO ARI! a girl after my own heart! i am such a tight fist, i don't think i've EVER bought a regular price item. and i shop at old navy, where their regular price stuff really isn't THAT expensive. but she's right on... why pay for one what you could pay for two?
i like her.

Proud Grandma said...

Our pleasure. Sounds like you girls had a fun shopping trip. Thanks to you Desi for teaching Ari that important lesson on the value of a dollar.

Cheryl said...

Hooray that she's learning good values at such a young age! That says a lot about you, you know...