Friday, February 3, 2012

31 Things Project: Date # 5

B was on money mode. It seems that a lot of his classmate had allowances even though they were only 5 and 6 and he felt envious. I consulted another parent I trusted because he seems to have raised his children well and he agreed that B was too young to have an allowance and he suggested that I just talk to B about it.

I couldn't think of a proper time at home and so I decided to take him out on a date and use this as time for just the two of us and to discuss with him the value of baon vs allowance.

We ended up at Sen Lek Thai Noodles.I've been wanting to try this place and finally, I had a good excuse and the best date with me.

We ordered the pad thai, all mix thai noodle, and milk tea. Our total bill was Php190.

While we were eating, this was the time that I gently reminded him of the value of money, savings, and eating healthy. He talked to me about how he felt when his classmates would spend and I explained to him that they have allowances because they don't have baon and he does. An alternative I did was to also bring him to the groceries and let him choose (with approval) what he wanted as his baon. I'm glad that he chose breads, muffins, and the like.

resident shot
This date was a bit different though. It was the first time he asked to do everything by himself. My little baby is really turning into a small boy. =(

He's really growing fast. I need to savor these moments.

Love you B!


  1. Awww. My little siblings weren't asking yet. But I'm starting to notice that they're starting to do things by themselves. :)

  2. Aww.. This is a really sweet post. And you did well explaining about baon vs. allowance.. :) If I had a chance back in my latter grade school years, I would've loved to bring my own baon nalang instead of having to line up in the canteen.


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