But NEVER Let Them Steal your Attitude!
Last Friday, on our last day of our family vacation to PEI
and New Brunswick, Canada, our credit and debit cards
Not the most desired way to end a family vacation.
This is what happened:
We decided to go swimming at the local swimming pool in St.
Stephen, New Brunswick.
In my husband’s haste to get our son ready to go swimming he
completely forgot that he had put his wallet in the pocket
of his shorts which he had left in the change room.
We had a fabulous hour and a half of amazing swimming with
our two young children.
We just really enjoyed ourselves.
Our little girl, 6 years, was able to swim all by herself in
the deep end with no water wings!
It was incredible and she was so proud.
Our little boy, 4 years, was excitedly showing off how he
could now look under the water with his eyes open!
He was thrilled.
It was a gorgeous sunny day with enough cloud cover to not
get ourselves burned.
We really enjoyed ourselves.
Then it was time to get dressed and start our long journey
While I was getting myself and our daughter dressed, I heard
my husband call into our change room, “somebody stole our
I was shocked that someone would do that. But other than
that initial shock, I felt an incredible calm come over me.
I knew that all would be right.
What they did was awful, not only did they throw all
of my husband’s wallet cards all over the change room,
they also grabbed our 4 year old son’s underwear
and threw that in one of the toilets!
We finished getting dressed, and then went to my aunt’s
store and used her phone to cancel the bank card. By this
time we also noticed that the credit card had been stolen as
well, so we canceled that one too.
Then we filed a report with the local police and then
continued on with our journey home.
Now this event could have ruined our beautiful day, but
we didn’t let it.
I had felt quite confident that they would not be able to
access our bank card and we were able to cut off the cards
before any money had been stolen.
We knew all would be just fine. A replacement card was on
it’s way and we were safe once again.
Our son even learned a valuable lesson:
Never throw anyone’s underwear in the toilet! It’s not a
nice thing to do!
He learned about the rule that says, “Do unto others as
you would do unto yourself.”
I really don’t know if I would have been able to teach
this lesson to him any better than this incident did!
So all in all, it wasn’t so bad and we still had a wonderful
So my advice to all of you is: They can steal your
wallet, but they can never steal your attitude!
That part’s up to you!
Here’s to your kids having an optimistic attitude
Cheers…Amanda van der Gulik…Excited Life Enthusiast!
Founder of www.TeachingChildrenAboutMoney.com
P.S. Teach your kid NEVER steal anyone else’s
wallet and never throw someone else’s underwear in the
Remember the ‘law of attraction’ is always working so make
sure it works FOR your child/ren, never AGAINST them!