How does it sound when you hear that a five – year- old baby who should , ordinarily, spend her allowances on ice cream , candies, etc . , is made to use her money to rather pay rent?Well, that is what a fashionable but no -nonsense mum does — she makes her underage daughter pay rent from what we might even call a “ paltry ” allowance!DO YOU NEED A JOB? IF YES, CLICK HERE
Essence Evans set the cyberspace agog with a simple social media post in which she claims that she makes her baby girl — a five – year – old — to pay rent.
Essence, who is a singer and Yoga fan , explains that every week, the baby girl gets $7 in allowance .
But, lest the little girl runs away with an erroneous impression that one is free to do anything one wants with any money that comes into his /her possession , the dutiful mum explains to her daughter that in real world , most people spend most of their earnings on bills, with little to spend on themselves.
To drive the lesson home , Essence explains that she makes her daughter give her $ 5 back.
Breaking down how the money is spent on baby girl’ s behalf , Essence writes, “ $ 1 for rent, $ 1 for water , $ 1 for electricity , $ 1 for cable, and $1 for food . ”
The unnamed Baby Girl is , however , at liberty to spend the remaining $2 however she deems fit: she could save it in her piggy bank , or do what she wants with.
But before anyone jumps into conclusion that she is being unnecessary hard on her beloved daughter , Essence says , “ What she doesn ’ t know is that the $ 5 is actually going away in her savings account , which I will give back to her when she turns 18 . ”
Essence adds that if the daughter decides to move out on her own when she attains adulthood, she will have $3 , 380 to start off her young life !
“ This strategy not only prepares your child for the real world , but when they see how much real bills are , they will appreciate you for giving them a huge discount , ” the sagacious mum says , urging her whopping 30 , 329 followers to share the post on their timelines for other mothers to see .
The post has since received 318 , 877 shares and 228 , 000 reactions ; while media houses virtually all over the world have turned her simple post into a big story .
See the Facebook post , which has gone viral: