These last couple of days Lucas has gone to the dayhome and I have been getting "stuff" done. It is great to have this time to tie up some lose ends that normally get done in a last minute rush or not done at all. I thought I would pass on some of the things I have learned:
1. First off if you put money into and RESP for your children the government puts in an additional 20%. I knew that but wasn't sure if you had to apply or if it was lump sum. With Lucas we invest his 100$ child tax credit in an RESP and the government puts in the 20% about a month after. There is no statement or lump sum if you invest regularly.
2. This year on your taxes you can write off your kids physical activities. So Lucas's swimming lessons and gymnastics we'll be able to write off.
3. Parking tickets never go away! Even though I ignore them, I had to pay them yesterday when I renewed the vechiles.
4. Dollar stores are the best thing, especially the Dollaroama. Do you have a favorite dollar store?
One thing that some of you may or may not know about me is that I aspire to be more like Martha. I am not artisty, but quite crafty. I spent most of the day working on painting a mural in Lucas's room. Here are the half way through shots.
Tomorrow I'll post the mostly done shots. I've also done some sewing and made a couple of Thank You cards. If there is still no baby next week, maybe I'll do some baking and freeze it. Although for the moment I'm going to read my new book and chill.