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.