I’ve been having Kathrynne, our three-year-old, help with clipping coupons in the last few months and she’s getting quite adept at it. There’s only one problem: she thinks so long as we have a coupon for something, we can buy it. So as she’s cutting out the coupons, she’ll excitedly point to the granola bar coupon she’s clipping and exclaim, "Yesss!! We get to buy granola bars this week!"
Last week, she snagged the grocery sale fliers before I had a chance to see them. I found her in the kitchen studiously pouring over them (Hmm, I wonder where she learned to do that from?) and when she saw me she let out a little whoop and holler, "M&M are on a good deal this week, Mommy!"
Sure enough, they were advertised in the flier and in her mind that meant that of course we could then buy them. I’m glad she’s learning all about looking for sales in the flier and clipping coupons, but I’m afraid she has a little ways to go in learning what constitutes a "good deal". Oh well, she’s only three so hopefully she’ll get the hang of it eventually!