Okay, I think I am in trouble. This morning Summer asked me for some money so she could play with it. It all started a couple of days ago when I got her coin bank that counts money as you put it into it. We emptied her piggy bank into it to see how much she had. She played with the coins and helped me put them in the bank although that was a little difficult for her since you really have to "press" the coins into it. I tried to only put the silver coins into the bank and leave the pennies for her to play with. Which she did. Happily. She would put them all in the bank and then dump them out. Over and over again. Then last night I let her play with $19 - a ten, a five and four ones - while I was watching Desperate Housewives. I don't want to leave out where she found it either: my bra! I don't normally carry money around in my bra, but it just so happens that yesterday I put it there after I found it in the washing machine. :) It was already my money though. I am not lucky enough for people to leave money in the clothes that I wash. Anyway, she played with that money and counted the bills for almost an hour. We even played peek-a-boo with the money. Apparently, she loved it. So much that today she asked me for money to play with. Crap. Needless to say, she is playing with the pennies as we speak. Putting them in the bank, dumping them out. I rolled two rolls of pennies out of her stash and still left her plenty to play with. Now I just gotta get her to counting it.
I guess her numbers are next to learn. I gave her some number magnets today that she can play with and hopefully learn. I hope she is good in math like I was. I was always good at doing it, but not explaining it. My mind works too fast for details. At least it used to. :)
We have been working on how old she is too so she will be ready for her birthday. Two years old. It is hard to believe the time has gone by so fast. My baby is just a memory. Now I have a little girl who is growingup too fast. I just hope we can keep some sort of innocence about her in this day and age. It is scary the kids our society is producing now. Well, she is calling me to "help me, Mommy" so I better go put those pennies away. I hope she doesn't expect to start keeping the money anytime soon. LOL