World’s UnBest Mom Award & a Freebie

You know you’re a slacker mom when:

1. You bribe your kids with candy at the grocery store.
2. Give them candy even though they totally don’t deserve it, just so they won’t whine all the way home.
3. When your baby starts whining that she too wants candy, you briefly glance at the candy wrapper (while driving) for allergy information and instruct your kids to share their candy with the baby and
5. Start hunting for the missing Benadryl as soon as you arrive home because you let your milk-allergic baby eat candy that was apparently loaded with milk and she’s broken out in hives.

And the World’s UnBest Mom Award goes to…
Me!

Blah. What a day.  Fortunately, little Abigail is okay. After Abigail’s nap, she woke up clear eyed (literally) and bushy tailed (figuratively). I was surprised that after only having a few squares of the candy bar she broke out as badly as she did (usually a small bit of milk equals facial eczema for her). 

Good to know she still has that darn allergy, huh? 
Good to know I’m not buying Soy Silk at $6+ per gallon for nothing, huh?

Lesson learned. Hershey’s Cookies and Cream candy bars? Lots of milk.

I was feeling guilty about that (particularly so as I’m tearing apart the bathroom for the Benadryl and Abigail is crying with swollen eyes), and Jordan and Rebecca kept following me around, trying to make me feel better. They’d tell me that it was okay, and it wasn’t my fault. It was pretty sweet to know they’re on my side. 

The freebie I have for you today actually has nothing to do with milk allergies, food allergies, or Abigail. (Hmm, what freebies could I do for food allergies? That’s an idea to think on!) Rebecca is quite behind in several school areas, and we’re working hard to get her caught up before school begins. Some particular areas in which she is behind are money counting, skip counting (counting by 2’s, 3’s, etc), time, and fluency in reading. We’re having fun doing a fun Charlie and the Chocolate Factory unit, and I’ve found many printable worksheets to help her in the other areas. 

At Lakeshore LearningI purchased a set of fake money like this:

I wanted a money worksheet that encouraged the use of actual money–not just abstract addition/subtraction numbers. I couldn’t find anything I really liked, so of course I made something. Some days I wonder what my life would be like without Photoshop. Very empty indeed!

Of course I have this freebie to share with you! This worksheet is appropriate for children who are comfortable with money values (i.e., a quarter equals $.25) and adding money together. Oh, it’s is also helpful if your child is into girly things, as this is a “girly” worksheet. If you’d like a boy version or even a more gender neutral worksheet, let me know! 


Check back tomorrow; if all goes well I’ll be posting the next installment of my Walk Beside Me K4 Curriculum: B is for Baptism!

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