Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Budgeting and stomach aches...

I am trying to teach my kids lessons about budgeting money so a few days ago I gave them a set amount of money and told them to choose what was for dinner and I promised
I wouldn't say anything!
They all did great staying within their alloted amount but...
This is what they ended up buying...
pizza, hot cheetos, pringles and soda.
Little did they know
as they were consuming their carefully budgeted meal...
that they would end up like this...
Next lesson:
how to buy healthy food within a budget!

5 comments:

Emily H said...

That makes me want to puke.

ConversationsWithACupcake said...

They say the best lessons are those that go straight to your stomach. It looks like your job here has been well done. I'm sure they won't be eating Hot Cheetoes for a long time to come.

You're so clever. What a great way to help your kids understand the money-food connection. Love you!

RaCHeL + DoUg said...

Wow! Sometimes are wants are bigger than our needs. :)

Trinette McCrary said...

Can they come over and make me dinner sometime? Yummy and yuky at the same time

pacemaker said...

What a great lesson! My kids would have done the same!!! But they are used to that kind of food so they would have been asking for more!!!