This piggy bank has adorned the top of every dryer I've ever used. It's for all the change that escapes clothes in the dryer. This bank was part of an important monetary chain in our household. Kids would leave money in their pockets - I'd take it out doing laundry and put it in the piggy bank - they'd ask for money to buy lunch - I would give them money out of the piggy bank. This system worked well from 1986 through 2007.
The bank has continued to collect change, but the payouts lately have been non-existent. So, in celebration of The First Day of School, I'm going to empty the piggy bank for lunch money myself -- Cafe Rio here I come.
There will be no "first day of school" pictures in front of Decker Elementary, but several are starting new classes today. Here's a brief run-down on family members and their school attendance:
Brad is the first member of our family to go to graduate school. Classes begin for him today at University of San Diego Law School.
Ashley begins her senior year at UNLV majoring in Accounting.
Rebekah is taking classes at both CSN/UNLV majoring in Sign Language Interpretation.
Jordan is in his junior year at UNLV majoring in Communications.
Matt received his associates degree last year and is sitting out until Ashley is finished.
Jenn is sitting out this semester as well.
David and Kara are both graduates already.
We are so proud of our kids for making education a priority in their lives. Keep up the good work!
Here's to the first day of school -- Everybody go sharpen a handful of pencils!