Friday, December 12, 2008

A Little Girl Learns About (Frugal) Giving.

Thursday was our giving day. We took 3 bags of stuff to the food pantry - all purchased with sales and coupons! Thanks to sites like moneysavingmom.com we have been able to give a lot of items that we get free or nearly free. It's a great way to help Little Bit learn about being frugal and sharing at the same time!

We gathered up all of this...
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and we took it here.
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They have started weighing the items that people donate. When the lady said she was going to put all the food items on the scale, look who hopped on!
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We had 19 pounds of food, an unknown weight of feminine products and men's shirts, and 31 pounds of Cutie Pie.

I didn't let them keep her, though. We had more giving to do! We stopped at Walmart to drop off the gift for our 'Secret Grandma'.
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Great job, Little Bit! I was so proud of her. She told the lady at the food pantry, "We used our coupons and got some things for you." She said something similar to the lady at Walmart...that we put some 'good deals' in the back with the clock. It was a busy day!

If you look at the pictures, you may notice some tired eyes on our little one. Turns out she received something this week too, because when we got home, she wanted to take a nap. She felt warm, so I took her temperature. She had a mild fever yesterday afternoon and last night but thankfully, no other symptoms. After a call to 'ask a nurse' we gave her some chicken soup, juice, a clementine orange and some tylenol. She is much better today and her fever is gone. We're going to take it easy while she recuperates!

8 comments:

stacey said...

glad kih is feeling better. (((((kih)))))
that first pic at almart cracked me up, the girl behind the counter looks so happy to be there! lol!

i love that kih is learning about saving money and giving at the same time. that's great!

tenthingsfarm said...

Thanks, Stacey! That lady at WM is actually the sweetest lady. She's not in the second pic because she was coming around the counter to give hugs! In the meantime, Little Bit was already handing the gift to the other lady.

I was really tickled when she was telling people about 'good deals'. She is doing a great job sharing! :)

Brooke said...

sounds like you had a great time and a learning opportunity all rolled into one

homeschoolmom4 said...

How precious! Go KIH!!

Anonymous said...

bonticanGlad to see Little bit so happy!!!

I see she gained a couple of pounds. I'm so proud of both of you!

Oh, yes, everybody, I'm Mom and Grandma, so of course I'm proud!!!

tenthingsfarm said...

Hi Mom! You posted a comment - woot!

Little Bit is feeling better...I have a bit of a scratchy throat, but nothing major. I think we'll all survive!

More giving coming soon! :)

Gill - That British Woman said...

that is such a good thing you are teaching your dd.....

Gill in Canada

Shari said...

What a great learning experience for your little girl.

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