It occurs to me that even though I think budgeting is huge, I need to work on this with ds1. He gets an allowance, and knows he has to work within it for certain things. He also gets a clothing allowance in September (back-to-school money from my in-laws and from us). He may get a pack of socks or boxers from us, at some point in the year, but he's on his own for clothes, other than that (and gifts, of course - MIL usually gives him a pair of jeans at Christmas). But, I really haven't talked to him much about budgeting for food. He has come grocery shopping with me - probably hundreds of times, although not so much in the last 3-4 years - but I don't know how much he's picked up by osmosis. Maybe when we get back to meal planning (started doing it in earnest in January, and it fell apart again when we had dd2), I'll pull him in a little, to let him know how it works.
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12/4/09 at 3:57pm