Wednesday, August 12, 2009

The Baby Wish Jar

First off, no, I am not pregnant!! I wish I was, but unfortunately, I'm not. :)

Ryan and I have been talking for a long time about whether or not to have another child. Correction: Actually, I've been doing most of the talking - he's been trying to give away all our baby stuff! I tend to have difficult pregnancies, and so most of the workload falls on him unfortunately when I'm prego. Not to mention the economy, etc., etc.... Well, the other day, he said, "If you can save $2000, we can talk about having another baby."

So, I went out and bought this big jar and decorated it and stuck it in my kitchen. My friend Wendy and I figured out that if I put in $50 each week, I will have the $2000 in about 10 months. I am really motivated! I'm going to be clipping coupons and putting any money saved in the jar. Every time I pay with cash, I'm going to be putting the change in. If I have any part-time daycare jobs, I am going to put the money in there too. I am very excited and hope that Ryan will hold up his end of the bargain when I finally save up enough money (i.e.: seriously talking about having another child )!!


On another note, isn't it a cute jar? I made it yellow and brown since if we do have another one, I don't know if it'll be a boy or a girl, obviously. I love looking at it and dreaming of the future!! I am so baby hungry it is crazy!! You can make fun of me if you want to - I don't care!! :)

Wendy says I should take it with me to my Stampin' Up workshops and classes and ask for donations. How hilarious would that be??

10 comments:

Powell Family said...

What a cute jar! And what a fun way to keep you motivated to save! Love it!

Lorraine said...

The jar is adorable! I would say take it along. If you don't get donations, it might at least make you some sales!

Crissybug said...

Cute, cute, cute! I agree with Lorraine...bring it with you. It is a great example of something fun you can do, and you may even get some tips...if not, no big deal. Here's to hoping you save your money super fast. You need some more 'Fishes' in your sea! :)

Christine said...

I think it's a great idea! Babies are expensive. There's nothing wrong with preparing for what you want! Good luck!

Nikki said...

That is to cute. Did he say it has to be 2000.00 in real money? I would go buy Fake money and fill the jar. If he never said real... Why not.. You win LOL

Grazing The Hurds said...

Lucinda,

What a great idea! You should take it with you to your classes and see what happens. I actually have a good story about saving money for a baby, that I will have to tell to you sometime.

lenseigne said...

What a sweet idea! And I guess this is just dreaming right now, but if we move back to AZ, we'd want to live close to you, so I'd help with the workload during your pregnancy!!! We both have our wishes!!

Shannan Wagenman said...

I like the filling it with monopoly money idea. Tell him they save money in the long run because you wont want to go on any vacations or trips with them and trips are way pricier than babies are. I vote keep on popping them out. :)

Janelle said...

You are too cute! Only perfection with paper crafts is expected from you!:)I would donate. Your husband is really offering your baby stuff to everyone. Sorry that I did not need another bassinet :) Good luck!

Linda said...

I find that if we take ALL our coin change, every night, and put it in a jar, it adds up really fast. You have lots of quarters if you do it each day.

Good luck with it. Love the jar.