Today I heard talking in my house, between some neighbor kids and mine, mainly about money. I was upstairs doing my hair and trying not to worry about why the neighbor kids were asking my kids about their money. My kids, you see, leave whatever money they earn laying around the house. I'll scoop it up and put it in a ziploc baggie with their name on it, but it ends up downstairs again, laying around somewhere.
The kids decided to take a walk to the drug store and buy candy, with my oldest child's money, and his permission. The four kids were gone and back before I ever knew what they had done, and I came downstairs to see them eating candy at the table. They each bought 2 candy bars with my son's money. Noah said he was fine and happy and they were all sharing their candy with each other.
I am miffed that they both did something they knew they were not supposed to do. I am thinking about punishment but beleive the greatest punishment of all will come when Noah realizes he has very little money left because of his excursion. Still, I am ticked off with them. If I let them break the rules and they get no punishment, my life will be worse. Anybody got advice?