Friday, February 15, 2013


Let's start with a little background. First, Lilli has recently developed enough hand–eye coordination and pattern recognition that she can do puzzles and the like.[1] Second, when Lilli was born [2] her Reed greatgrandparents gave her $25 to start a savings account. When we opened the account they gave her a piggy bank. Third, when we moved last month [3], we rediscovered the piggy bank. Leann gave it to her to play with and I decided to show her that, besides being pink, a pig, and saying oink oink, it also accepted money through the slot on its back. We still have to keep an eye on her so she doesn't stick a coin in her mouth and accidentally choke on it, but now she loves playing with her piggy bank and asks for money. Since she's saving it and not spending any of it, it's hard to say no.


[1] See, for example, her ability to match letters in my post Little Learner.

[2] See my post Unexpected Delivery.

[3] See my post Move to Wisconsin.

1 comment:

  1. We have three of those...all of our birthday money from Grandma Mecham was accumulating in my purse so we finally just opened accounts for all the girls. I love that the nose screws off instead of having one of those horrible plastic plugs ours had. --Rachel