Macy has been saving for several weeks now for her own mp3 player.(She uses the generic phrase iPod, but she hasn't been saving THAT much!) We've been giving her little amounts once a week or so for jobs she does around the house, and if she finds a a quarter or any change laying around, it's quickly in her money purse. Bobby gave her a decent amount on Friday for helping him in the yard, so last night we headed to the store.
We found one on clearance, and she carried up to the counter, counted out the money and proudly carried it out of the store. We also bought a gift card so we could buy songs. Then I spent the rest of my exciting Friday night putting songs on it for her. She's got Miley Cyrus, Selma Gomez, Demi Lovato, Beyonce, Sugarland, Zac Brown Band, with a few other random songs. Her favorite? Eye of the Tiger.
Running errrands last night and today, the car has been quiet--except for Macy singing to her mp3, and Kaylin singing along to mine. Thanks to Grandma and Grandpa giving her $3, Kaylin now has enough for her own, and I can claim mine back. They look like mini-teenagers back there, plugged into headphones. I stopped them from bringing them in the store, and got the true teenager eye roll.
And in the true spirit of Not Me Monday (on Saturday) I did not put some Miley Cyrus and Selma Gomez songs on my own mp3.
Next up? Saving for a DS. That's going to be ALOT of work around the house.