So, we've decided that from now on she'll get part of her child benefit. For any readers who don't live in the UK parents can claim child benefit for every child they have. The first child receives £20.70 per week up to the age of 20 (as long as they are in approved education), and every subsequent child gets £13.70 per week.
Anyway, back to Amy. We're going to give her £60 of the child allowance and from that she has to buy clothes, shoes, haircuts, make-up, magazines, in fact pretty much anything she wants. The exception to this is school wear, but considering she leaves in about 4 months, I can't see me buying anything else for her.
I think it'll be a good lesson for her in the value of money. She's also been 'advised' that after her exams she should look for a Saturday job. To be fair she does want a job, it's me that wants her to wait until after the exams, so I don't think that will be a problem. Her first spend comes this Thursday. She's booked a hair appointment and although she only ever has it washed and cut that will be 25% of her allowance gone already.
Today, I've had a quick tidy around the house, for once there wasn't much mess made over the holidays. I think my big clear out in January has paid off as the house has stayed so much tidier since.
Then this afternoon I cut some more pencil bags, ready to sew. Annoyingly I forgot to iron the seams in so had to un-iron the fold downs and start over.
I've used red with some blue bias binding I had so these could be for boys or girls. I want to get these finished this week and in the post.
And this little lot will be going off on their travels as well. Then I'll have to find myself something else to do in March.
Thomas came home with a note of what's happening at school between now and Easter. The dreaded World Book Day is 3rd March which gives me 9 days to come up with something. I'm thinking Fantastic Mr Fox and Thomas seems OK with this.
And before you all run to the hills, I promise faithfully not to moan once about having to make this costume!