Tuesday, December 2, 2008

My Hard Workin Girl

Early in the year, Lyndsi decided she wanted an American Girl doll like two of her cousins. She set out to earn the money to buy this doll. She did dishes, cleaned bathrooms, washed and folded laundry, worked in the yard, worked at the cabin, raked leaves multiple times, picked up pine cones for dad, and a whole other list of chores. A week or so ago AG had free shipping and she was getting close to having all her money. Jeff and I decided to order it on the sly. Boy am I glad we did!! She earned her last dollar this morning and wanted to go to the store to buy the doll, which, unfortunately, there isn't one here. About lunch time Jeff called and told me it was at his office. I herded the kids to the car and made sure Lyndsi had all her money with her. She was so surprised when she handed Jeff the $$ and the box was already on his desk. She's held and cuddled it all afternoon, except when she let mom tend it so she could play ponies with her little friend. Without further delay, I'd like to introduce Lyndsi's newest friend, Mia St. Clair:


10 comments:

Hefford said...

Well done Lyndsi, you worked very hard. Enjoy

rubberbandgirl said...

What a cool story.
I think it worked out perfectly!

Anisa said...

I really think that is so awesome!!! I hope that I can teach my kids to work for things. What a sweet girl!

marlene said...

Yeah!!! I am so proud of her - you tell her that for me!

Chad and Kristen said...

I have to admit..we get the American Girl Catalog at our house, I look at it for hours and want one for myself,maybe Lyndsi and I could get together for a playdate after I "earn" mine...

Sherilyn said...

What an awesome girl. I am so proud of her that she stuck to it and that she finally earned it. It was so fun to see her come to the office not knowing that the doll was here. What a great accomplishment. Love ya Lyndsay,

nateandcj said...

Good job Lyndsi!! and even before Christmas bonus!

Sunshine and Lazy days said...

Good for Lyndsi! I think you two are very proud of your little girl! I'm going to use her example of hard work on Sariah! She wants a new pony, and I really don't want to buy her one! I'm going to show Sariah this, and maybe it will inspire her to work for what she wants! =) Yeah for Lyndsi!

Emily said...

So cute! That is awesome. I bet she loves it even more since she had to work so hard for it. Good life lesson, Ange. Ü

Karamie said...

That's so awesome! Great job Lyndsi!!! You're so beautiful just like your new doll:]