Dear Valued Customer,
Fall has finally arrived for most of us as the temperatures are starting to cool slightly. It won’t be too long before the leaves begin changing colors and you’re taking your kids shopping for Halloween costumes. Then, the holidays will be right around the corner. As you probably know, from now until the first of the new is a magical time for children as they begin to think about Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s and all of the festivities that accompany each holiday. Therefore, in the honor of our children, we thought we’d share with you a few things that adults can learn from their kids.
- Enjoy the Moment – If you’ve ever watched a toddler play, then you know that he/she is living in the moment. Toddlers (and other young children) don’t trouble themselves with what might happen tomorrow or next week…nor do they spend any time fretting over the problems that occurred yesterday. Now, as adults, we have to stay on top of things which naturally ties yesterday into today and possibly tomorrow. However, the point is to learn to let go a little bit. Each day find time to spend with your family and just live in the moment without thinking about anything else.
- Don’t Give Up – Have you ever stopped to think about all the things you did as a kid that were just flat out dangerous? Most of the time when we think about these things, we are swapping stories with friends and laughing about them. However, have you thought about why you did those things? For most of us, it was just to see if we could…especially if you are a guy! However, now that we are “grown up” and have kids of our own we tend to play it safe. For instance, many adults: continue to work at a job they hate, invest money in lower paying investments because they’re “safer”, don’t open their dream business because it’s risky, etc. – all because they’re afraid to take a risk. But, you know what? As a child, what happened if you failed at something? You got back up and kept trying. This is the exact same thing many millionaires went through before they made it big. So, don’t let fear keep you from trying to reach your dreams. After all, our kids don’t.
- Don’t Pass Up a Bargain – Watching young children learn how to manage money can be a very educational thing for parents who watch closely. Children who have learned the value of a dollar are often times the best bargain finders. For instance, if you give your child $2.00 to spend on candy they may really want a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup that costs $1.00 but decide to get a small bag of mini Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups that cost $2.00. Why? Because they got more candy for their money.
Obviously, as adults, we have bigger decisions to make then which type of candy to pick out. It may be that your house needs a new roof, the lawnmower needs replaced or just something simple like finding new outfits for family pictures. Whatever the case, take your time and shop around to find the best deal. We can all use to save some money, so learn from your children and hunt for the bargain.
If you take the time to put these three “lessons” into practice, you may get to experience some of the seasonal magic that your children are experiencing too!
We hope you’ve enjoyed this unique newsletter and that you are able to thoroughly enjoy the beginning of this exciting season. As always, if you need any formal wear for your children, please visit KidsFormal.com where you will find hundreds of bargains!