I asked Jackson today if he would like to take out all the recycle boxes to the trash for a couple of Sage Bucks (we use these as rewards for the kids when they go above and beyond their chores). He said,
“I don’t know mom, I worry about money.”
and I asked him why and he said,
“In the scripture story cartoon I watch on Sundays Jesus says: Those who store up treasures on earth will not have treasures in heaven.”
He said all of this so sincerely and humbly—that I am not sure if he really is worried about not getting into heaven or if he is a master at getting out of any kind of work (which, by the way, Matt would probably have said this exact thing to get out of work when he was 7 years old).
I choose to take it that I have a sweet boy who is learning and trying to live the principles of the gospel—but I still made him take out the boxes and take the money . The lessons we learn from our little ones—