Saturday, February 15, 2014

Found Money and Stolen Yogurt

 Today was one of the best Saturdays we have had in a while - the weather was amazing so it was so nice to be outside!  We spent about 3 hours at the park where we met a couple who was out with metal detectors.  The kids LOVED this.  While we were there, they found 2 quarters and a penny with the metal detectors.  They were super sweet to the kids and didn't seem to mind their curiosity at all. The kids loved checking out the found money.

We also had a milestone I hadn't plan to track - Will stole his first item!  We were at lunch and Will was playing in the back of the restaurant as he always does.  We realized he snuck out, and I went the wrong way to find him.  That bought him a little more time, and next thing I knew he was walking towards me with a huge smile on his face holding a cup of frozen yogurt and a cup of toppings.

He was so proud that he had gotten the yogurt and toppings all by himself at the yogurt store next to where we were having lunch....but the boy had no money!  He filled up his cups and walked right out of the store.  It was a little sad to squash his excitement but it was a great time to teach him a lesson on stealing.

So we took the yogurt back to the store.  Will, with tears steaming down his face, told the people he was sorry and that he would go get money to pay for the yogurt.  We gave the yogurt back and went back to get my purse so we could pay for the stolen goods.  As we are leaving the store, the yogurt store worker comes out and offers the yogurt and toppings to us - saying they will just have to throw them away so we could just have it.  I had to tell him no which just led to more crying and tears.

We paid for the yogurt and now Will has to earn $3 to pay for the yogurt he stole.  We told him he could earn it by helping out with chores around the house.  I think this might be leading to our first allowance!

Will looking for metal treasures

When Katie wasn't wearing her sunglasses, she was looking for the green shammy to clean them.

Katie's new friend Cindy.  They had a great time playing tag and chase.

Will picks up some older ladies

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