This giveaway is sponsored by the CARD.com. They have several autism awareness designs available and wanted you to know about them. Yours, should you win, will come with the $25 gift and you can reload it then as needed.
One of Reid's current IEP goals has to do with spending money in the community. Or as some call it: shopping. He can go pretty far on $25. I keep his debit card pre-loaded with that safe amount and it lasts for weeks. As he ventures out with his classmates to the shopping center near the high school, he might spend $4.51 at Rubios or $1 on a Sprite or maybe more if I give him my short grocery list.
Reid is a cheap date. He isn't addicted to Starbucks. He doesn't shop for the latest fashions. He prefers a VHS tape for 50 cents to a DVD. He doesn't go for pizza and a luxury theater with friends on weekends; he's content with YouTube.
So when he asks for a box of 12 Ticonderoga pencils at Staples or a bear claw at Panera it is easy to say yes. Likewise, at Disneyland last week when he asked for this oversized lollipop, I said yes. I had already stipulated we would not buy a DVD souvenir this time. Not one for extraneous spending myself, I can go a whole day without so much as a water bottle. Saving myself for a better deal outside the park, I try to pass along my frugality without starving or dehydrating the poor kid. He did well searching for water fountains, "just browsing" at the gift shops, and skipping the sub-par Mexican options.
He gets more mileage out of a $5 lollipop than any kid I know. It was so worth it. Thanks to "beautiful Molly" for capturing 23 seconds of our gleeful day on tape!
How would you spend your $25? Tell me in a comment. Thanks for entering the giveaway;)
Until now you have asked for nothing in My name; ask and you will receive, so that your joy may be made full. John 16:23-25
My son, eat honey, for it is good, Yes, the honey from the comb is sweet to your taste;Proverbs 24:12-14