Not everything is fair in life especially when you are 4 years older than your little brother. I notice Elijah eyeing Simon’s workboxes everyday. They are bright, colorful, and scream FUN! Then he looks over at his boxes. Not as bright…not as colorful…not as fun. He’s never complained, but I wanted to spice his day up with a really fun box.
So, I did the unthinkable (for all you healthy mommas out there) and filled a box with the following:
small packs of cheese crackers
small poster board
I told Elijah to make a poster for his sweet shop, assign prices to the items, and then Simon and I would visit his store. He was SO excited. He actually got all his other boxes done in record time (and done well); I strategically placed the sweet shop box as the final one for the day.
As we visited the store, I made Elijah do all the math (adding the items, counting back change, etc.). This was fantastic! We even talked about how to greet and treat customers. Elijah eventually swapped me places and I manned the shop while he made his purchase (I still made him do the math!). We have plenty of junk leftover for many more sweet shop adventures in the future. Jason is also planning on making a stop at "Elijah’s Goodies" tonight.