I’m always looking for ways to support my children’s creative side and yesterday my daughter made me an organic and non-GMO strawberry smoothie and brought me a bill for $.50 and then it hit me! We have been so influenced by the slavery mentality throughout generations by our parents, grandparents and possibly great grandparents that I didn’t even realize that we reinforce slavery each time we pay allowance or reward our children for completing their chores. I don’t know about you, but my kids fuss and complain when the time comes to get these tasks complete. Yes we should teach our children to clean and be responsible, but that only instills in them the monetary exchange for work that they don’t enjoy doing. Isn’t that the life for most of us these days? Doing work that we don’t enjoy just because we have to make a paycheck for whatever reason. I find that when monetarily rewarding our children shouldn’t we reinforce it with some they DO enjoy doing? I didn’t hesitate to pay my bill because my daughter makes awesome smoothies and she is raising money for a good cause. Try this with your child, it may be paying them for a drawing or putting on a performance or whipping up a good meal or snack. We will start at home and see where this goes! Seems to me this is the beginning of creating an entrepreneur instead of an employee. Any thoughts??!!
Okay, so some of yall know that we homeschool our children. Mainly for the purposes of being in control of what our children learn and partly for safety reasons. So today when Oniya did her history lesson it was about Christopher Columbus. The lesson went on to say how Columbus is from Spain and him and his boys would travel to China to barter and trade for gold and spices or whatnot. Columbus then tries to convince the King and Queen of Spain that he knows a shorter way to Asia and he needs financial support. Columbus tells them that he can get to Asia quicker going straight across the Atlantic…Columbus was unaware that North and South America existed and were going to get in the way of his voyage…SERIOUSLY?! The lesson claims he did so much studying and preparing his voyage….how could he miss a big, gigantic, enormous piece of land such as North and South America?! Then the lesson says they arrived in a boat to a beach and nice people came out to greet them, and they were nice and helpful and were unarmed. Columbus called them Indians because he was convinced that he indeed made it to Asia…in one month! LOL how foolish. If he did soooo much research he should have known it would have been impossible to reach Asia in one month…however, they stayed for a spell then traveled back to Spain to tell the King and Queen about their journey to the “New World.” No wonder I failed American History in the 9th grade and had to make it up in summer school. Are we seriously suppose to believe that?! Well if you do believe trust me it is not your fault…our history is much different from what the Elite want us to know, think about it…if you had all the silver and gold in the world…stop getting caught up in your discussion about money (money is a figure of your imagination…it is not real…it is simply a piece of paper AKA an IOU) if you had everything precious and priceless don’t you think you could control what others know and don’t know?! I won’t get too heavy in this post, but if you stay tuned you will learn the truth over time.
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