There are some positives to this walking disaster area, he cooks, he irons, he happily replaces things he breaks or loses and best of all, he is the Washing Machine Fairy.
He's always left money in his clothes but it has only been in the last 12 months that I have come to truly appreciate how much he contributes to my cunning fund.
About 12 months ago I decided to go on a scrap booking retreat this coming weekend. My Creative Memories consultant, handed out a money box that she had decorated, so we could save for the weekend. I put it on the kitchen counter next to another money box we use for found change (oh yeah he leaves change and the other contents that fall out of his pockets wherever they fall) and forgot about it for a while. Then one day I was wondering which one to put some change in when I decided it seemed silly having the two sitting together so I moved one to the laundry. Score! It turns out, this was an inspired decision.
I have banked almost twice the cost of the weekend away and the facial I have booked for said weekend!!
Today I opened another full box (I've been using the tin type that you have to break to open, this way there is no pilfering) and in the last 6 weeks the total from the Washing Machine Fairy was $114.80 and another $6.65 in today's loads. That's $121.45 in 6 weeks.
|Thanks Washing Machine Fairy!|
I'm very strict about it too. I put everything I find into the money box. I often get notes, but none in this tin. I got a $100 note in the last one. So to be honest, in this case I am Glad for this bad habit!
Now if I could just find something to be glad about sitting on a wet toilet seat in the middle of the night...
I'm playing along with Glowless @ Where's My Glow? this week