Wednesday, November 25, 2009

pride is a bad thing?


Look at my little girl....
We worked together all last week making 'fairy house Christmas ornaments'. We found the wood at the side of the road, cut it, whittled it (resulting in a few bloody injuries for my poor, brave girl), drew in widows and doors, glued bark for the roof and twine for the hanger.
Liv attended a craft fair with my mom in the hopes of selling all 31 of her creations. She was selling them for $2 each (allowing many counting and money lessons).
She sold EVERY one of them. EVERY ONE! Her little grin when I arrived to pick her up was beautiful.
With her $62, she has decided to split it in thirds; 1/3 to the bank for saving, 1/3 for spending on needs/wants, 1/3 to charity (1/2 to SPCA, 1/2 to foodbank).
Lessons like this are my favourite. The ones that come easy and are filled with pride and excitement are the best.
I am so proud of you, my little love. You and your brother make life worth living and fill me with unexpected smiles. I love you, Bean.

15 comments:

Jill said...

That's awesome. Made me smile to read about it.

SillyCon said...

Yay!! That is so fantastic! Wonderful to meet you at Sunrise I wish we could have sat and had tea, hopefully another time?

Katidids said...

How wonderful! Wow,LOTs of life lesson there! Is sh planing on more for next year? I see a collage fund being built!

darcie said...

um...can I place an order? those are ADORABLE!
Way to go Liv!
I'm beaming with pride all the way in Minnesota! Not only did she make and sell those - but she is donating 1/3 of her sales?
What a sweetheart...if that doesn't spell out what an amazing job you are doing - I don't know what does!

Bonnie said...

Yay Liv!
My daughter is learning about money a bit these days too. It is so sweet to see them "get it".
If you make any more, I'll buy one!

Amber said...

Hooray for Liv, and her ornaments! I can see why you'd be proud. And no, it's not a bad thing. Not at ALL.

Ashley said...

If she wants to make more I will GLADLY by some - they are adorable!!

Shannon said...

Very, very cool.

Amber said...

How wonderful and good for her donating and saving some too! And, um, add me to the list who hopes there will be more to sell online? Charge $10 a pop instead, teach her about running an online business. Seriously. They are worth it! I'd buy one and I think there is really a market for natural materials ornaments. (okay, I'll shut my capitalist/marketing mouth now)

Hallie said...

I think that is wnderful! If she makes more I would buy a few too!! I know my little one enjoys selling her creaions too and these are too cute!

Jenn said...

oh, how wonderful! i am so proud of her also...that is so great for kids, to sell their handmades!! :0)
YAY Liv!!

Krista said...

Way to go, Olivia! I am so impressed, those houses look adorable. Kale is enjoying your success story and is feeling ambitious now at hearing it. I am so happy for you!

Anonymous said...

Go Liv!!!!!! These are so cute! Can you post a tutorial?
Thanks,
Shelly

Lori said...

And I hear you doubt yourself on this blog WHY?!!?
What an amazing act of ingenuity, humanity, and responsibility at such a young age!!! SImply amazing.

carly said...

I would love to buy some to go with my fairy ornaments - if you ever add them to etsy, please let us know!