But, my oldest is so amazing (well, they all are). Since we're going to have a baby soon, I know I'll be keeping track of all the little milestones he will reach, since they happen so fast in those first years.
But, it's just neat when I can pinpoint things that my older kids are achieving, and stand back and be wowwed by them and their accomplishments.
The school district has received some budget cuts to deal with from February-June. My oldest's was concerned about this one activity that her grade participates in every year. It is a wonderful opportunity--Junior Achievement BizTown, where for an entire day the kids are adults. Boeing sponsors it. They have an actually town set up, and every kids has a job, and is in charge of checking and savings accounts. I only know details because I am a volunteer for the day that she will go. It's pretty cool, wish they'd had it when I was in school!
Well, sure enough, due to budget cuts, this experience was too expensive and deemed a no go. My oldest, and her friends, were pretty sad. During one of their recesses they made some plans. They decided to sell hot chocolate and donate all proceeds to the school so that they could all still go to JA Biztown.
My oldest really took it upon herself to make sure this plan was executed. She called several friends and their parents, set up dates and times. She made time schedules, listed materials needed and made assignments. Last night was the first night of selling and they made $115 in 3 hours (50 cents a cup of cocoa)! They will definitely meet their goal with the rest of their sales. All the other parents told me how impressed they were with my daughter's planning and organization skills. I smiled at them, I am pretty impressed myself. Wow!