Minutes of the Pickles Family Meeting Regarding…well, I’m not exactly sure.

Pickles Family Meeting

January 26, 2015


1.0 Money and math

2.0 Other business

Regular family meetings are a very useful parenting strategy, but sometimes when your child takes the reins they can get a little...confusing. www.picklesINK.com

Family meetings: Often useful. Sometimes confusing.



Ben called the meeting to order at 7:01 pm.

Ben asked Molly to put her dolls away. Molly declined with extreme prejudice.

1.0 Money and math

  • $30 is a lot of money, as much as you spend in a day. If your child asked for $30 you would say no because it would be giving your day’s worth of money to your child.
  • $30 x 7 = $210, so that is as much money as we spend in a week.
  • $10,000 is how much you usually spend in a year, per Mr. Kantres (gym and health teacher).
    • Daddy began giggling, which was distracting
  • This is how much Mr. Kantres’ dad spends on cigarettes in addition to how much he spends on regular things. This means that he is burning that money on doing something that is not very healthy – smoking.
  • Ben asked if there were any questions or comments. There were none.
  • Daddy moved that when the meeting finishes, Ben and Molly put on their pajamas. Mommy seconded. Motion carried

2.0 Other business

  • Molly informed us that there was a puppy around the house and offered us the opportunity to pet it. On closer inspection the puppy was stuffed. Molly attempted to offer everyone a turn to pet the puppy, but stated, “This is kind of awkward,” on encountering an obstacle in Ben. A chair was involved somehow
  • Mommy asked if there was any other business. Molly offered the puppy to Ben to pet.
  • Ben requested a printed copy of the minutes.

Daddy moved to adjourn. Mommy seconded. Motion carried.

Meeting adjourned at 7:09 p.m.

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