“A portrait of my children every week in 2016.”
Lillia: This week you took your first trip to the mall with friends. You’ve been shopping with me before, but we don’t have a proper malls nearby to where we live, so it’s more of an occasion than a place to hang out. You and your friends burned through your money pretty quickly and bought mostly Dr. Who paraphernalia. It wasn’t a total loss to us as parents, though, since you are now VERY interested in doing your chores to earn your allowance. This money has been on the table for years, but I think you are just now realizing the value of it!
Zane: This week started out a little rough for you with some kind of violent tummy bug, but you recovered fairly quickly and were back at school after just a couple of days. You are also very interested in doing chores, but you don’t seem to care about the money. For you, it’s all about being a “big kid”—what sister does, Zane must do!