After giving it some thought (NOT), we decided that it wasn't in our budget and told Norah that we wouldn't be buying it.
But Norah had her heart set on it, and immediately started brainstorming ways she could earn the money for the ball. Her first idea was the good old stand by kids' business: the lemonade stand. And, she's been pretty relentless in begging to set one up each weekend outside of our house. This weekend, we finally helped her set one up. I have to admit, it feels a little awkward for me to watch her charge our neighbors money for a cup of something I'd obviously offer to them for free. But, this year the theme in her classroom for math is: Everyday Mathematics. What could be a better way to learn about money and numbers than her very own little business? Plus, we do want to support her in reaching her goals, even if her goal in this case is to buy a massive, over-priced crystal ball.
|Looking very grown up and professional.|
One little boy, after finishing his first cup asked for a second cup. Norah told him, "you better ask your dad for another dollar." It totally cracked me up. She means business, that one. Sigh. I love that girl.