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.