Next morning (after the whole preschool thing started) my husband offered Malik & sara a $100 bill and a $20, and asked which they would like.. Sara refused them as she only deals with quarters, and Malik jumped for the $100.
Finding it funny, Ahmed rewarded both of them with a $20 bill, and asked each of them what they would like to buy..
Sara: " I wanna go to school with it"
Malik: "I wanna buy money...!!! "
So I asked " yes mama what do u wanna buy with the "money"?
Malik: " more money!"
Us: ok then what will u buy with the more money??
Sara: "um I want candy too.... No no I wanna save for school!"
That $20 bill actually helped me realize. Their personalities shined already from an early age, for Sara will be the university graduate and probably get her masters.. While Malik will be a businessman, in the stock market.. Until he saves enough to buy everything he desires... ( maybe a candy factory...)
But for now, both $20s went into their savings jar... Safely tucked in until needed..
btw, we decided to put her in pre-k in Public school... Kindergarten in public with Sunday school on the side.. then When first grade comes around inshallah we'll figure out the expenses..