Since we make a habit of always spending cash we tend to accumulate lots of change. We took an old flower vase and began putting our change into the jar. The plan was to gather enough change to do something extra fun. Not the regular fun stuff like swimming or hiking or movie nights but bigger.
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
We like to have fun around here. But sometimes the fun stuff costs money, especially with six of us. So we created the fun jar.
Pretty soon the kids decided to put their pennies in there. It became a fun game as we dreamed about what we could do with the money. The kids would pull it down from it's resting place above the wall oven and count it every time it looked a little fuller. The anticipation was as much fun as the day it was actually full. And on that day we dumped it out, counted up the loot, and the full jar equaled $324. We got a motel and went to the beach for the weekend.
Now we're filling it up again hoping for a trip to Great Wolf Lodge. We might need two jars for that one.
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