Tuesday, January 5, 2010

She did it!!!

A year ago we came upon a random blog (someone we didn't know) and were intrigued by their entry. Three kids were pictured, each with a $100 bill in their hands. As we continued to read we discovered that they had each made a commitment to go for an entire year without candy in exchange for 100 big ones! The rule was that they could pick 3 days out of the year to eat candy-the rest of the time there was to be NO candy! However, cake, cookies, ice-cream, donuts, etc. were acceptable-just NO candy. Well, being the candy lover that I am I started to talk about what an IMPOSSIBLE task this would be. Immediately my 2 daughters piped up that they wanted to make this same commitment if I'd agree to the payout. I flippantly agreed, knowing this wouldn't last more than a few weeks. As you can see...when a challenge is issued...I have 1 girl who is up to the task:) I can't tell you how many phone calls I received: "Mom, is a popsicle considered candy.?" Or how about chocolate covered raisins? This girl wanted to be honest and very sure before she had anything remotely sweet. There were numerous times that I would forget and pass her the box of candy while at the movies or other outings-she would respond "Mooooommmmm..I can't have candy!" She saved her valentines candy from school and ate it on Halloween-THAT is impressive-although a little gross.

Here's to my Kinsey girl- $100s richer!

7 comments:

Kyle and Lacey said...

WOW! That is way impressive! I wouldn't have lasted more than a month. Way to go!

Brian and Janette said...

Oh that Kins-Kins...so determined!

The Reno Donnelly's said...

That is AweSome. Super Kid! Parker thinks chocolate is a food group.

Jamie Sue said...

Wow, I'm impressed! I wouldn't have been able to do it!

Rie said...

Way to go Kins!!!

kristy76 said...

How funny! This is one of my girls' goals for the year:) I'll have to share this story with them for motivation, it's tough!

Becca LeSueur said...

I wish I had the determination that Kinsey has. She's AWESOME!!!!! Love you guys.