Give Me More!

Aaron appreciates the value of money just like the rest of us.  Of course, to him the value of money translates into Number 52 Quik-Trip Slushies; multiple boxes of Mike and Ikes or Hot Tamales; and the largest order of popcorn at the theater.  This morning he was talking to me about the fact that he’s going to Wal-Mart today with his day group.

“Mom, can I have some extra money?”

Sure, Aaron.  You can have some extra money for Wal-Mart today.

Then I reminded him that I didn’t want him to buy tons of candy or ice cream or Croissants.  I reinforced the fact that he could buy a Subway sandwich or a Cheddar Pasta Salad.  And I added, “Aaron, you don’t have to buy a 12 inch sub…….a 6 inch is fine.  And you don’t have to buy a large Cheddar Pasta Salad………..a medium would be good.”

Realizing where my line of reasoning might be headed, he asked, “So how much money are you going to give me?”

I replied that I didn’t know yet.  So he asked, “Will you give me more than you are?”

He makes me laugh.  My suggestion of a 6 inch sub or a medium Cheddar Pasta Salad just might mean that I was planning on giving him less money………..and he did not miss that possibility.

Quick, that boy is………..where it matters…………to him and to his stomach.  

Author: Patty hesaidwhatks

I'm Patty and I write about our adult son who has Epilepsy and Autism, who still lives with my husband and me, and who is a package full of many surprises and joys and challenges and TALK! Lots of talking, which creates laughter and some other reactions as well. I also write about how God shows Himself to me in everyday life.

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