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Mommy and Money

I feel like lately we are wading through parenting issues one after another. We have left what brand of diapers to use behind and we have the rules about when to rush a toddler to the ER down. We no longer struggle with what and when to feed our kiddos but now comes a whole plethera of other questions. The most recent being money and the value of things.

What parent hasn’t had their 5 year old come begging for something in the grocery store. Most likely it is that $1 item that will be lost in the car on the way home and never thought of again but in that moment, if they don’t have it THEY WILL DIE! Really?!temper-tantrum-girl

This is where I become a totally unsypathetic mother. However, if it is not a weapon of mass destruction (Silly Putty, Silly String… anything beginning with the word Silly) or something that looks like if it came to life it might just be related to Chuckie, I will say, “Of course you can get that? Did you bring your money?” This inevitably brings on the saddest face you have ever seen since that basset hound from Pioneer Woman.

“No… I didn’t.”

“Well, I guess you will have to wait.”

“But I waaaannnnttt iittt nooooooowwwww…..”

Oh, lawd!

“Yes, dear. I understand. Sometimes we can’t get what we want.”

“But you have money.”

“Not for that.” This is my answer. My money, that is designated to be spent on you, will be spent on clothing that I deem necessary for which you may or may not have input. It will be spent on food on which I may or may not consult your opinion. It will be spent on rent, heat and other utilities that are used to keep you alive. images

Somehow, I believe that even at 5 years old, my kid needs to learn the value of things. Maybe I’m completely off base but I want her to connect the work she does (laundry, dishes) to the money she earns and in turn, to the things that she WANTS. Will this connect her to being more responsible with her things? ie. not leaving them at school or outdoors or at the park… I have no idea.

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“With great power comes great responsibility.”

No secret I’m a super hero movie freak! I’m also a girl. There aren’t a lot of prominent girl superheros. However, I’ve noticed one thing: whenever the super hero man needs a boost, many times, it’s the kiss of his lady that gives him that confidence to go out and take on the world. This is not a myth.bruschettini1

We as women wield great power. Our power isn’t just that with 10 seconds and a teaspoon of man juice, we can replicate human DNA. Although that is an awesome super power, it’s not the one I’m talking about. I’m talking about the power of love (and not he 80’s power ballad.) Women can give a man confidence. Like magic, when we say something, do something, show our man he is THE MAN, he can go out and accomplish great things because he is going out in confidence.

Inversely, with this great power comes great responsibility. We are responsible for taking that power from him if we choose. Every time we disrespect him, cut him down, refuse to extend our love and assurance – we are abusing that power. Be careful, ladies. It’s a great thing we have an awesome responsibility we wield.

It’s not like our man doesn’t have power on his own. It’s not like we don’t either. But together, we are a complete superhero!

~the wifey

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