Tuesday, October 5, 2010


Today, my son was unusually helpful. He helped without complaining, he completed the job and he asked if there was anything else he could do to help. I don't remember the last time one of my children did that! So, since this was so out of the ordinary and I wanted to make a point, I told him that he'd be rewarded for his helpfulness.

We don't do allowance around here. Household chores are just part of being a part of this family. But every once and a while, a special reward is granted.

So, tonight when the other 2 kids were around, I pulled out my wallet to give my boy a few quarters for his bank. He knew that the reward was for him and was excited to see what he was gonna get.

I handed him 2 quarters for which he was super excited but in the next breath, this conversation began:

Mommy: Thank you so much for being so helpful today.
Zack: Are these monies for me?
Mommy: Yes, they are yours.
Zack: What about green money?
Mommy: What do you mean?
Zack: I can't buy anything with this, I need green money.

I think the "money" reward got lost in translation.


vertigob said...

Scary isn't it? Baby C hits her father up for money for her piggy bank!

Anonymous said...

Well, I am here, and laughing my head off. How "cute" very smart and scary My prayers are that you will have great wisdom (come backs, reverse psychology, what ever you need and when you need it). Love