Friday, October 3, 2008

EXACT change, please!


Yesterday Bearhug and Cuddlebug asked dh if they could each have 50 cents to buy a snack at school (they sell snacks at school for fundraisers). He was out of quarters so he handed each of them a stack of nickels, not taking the time to count it out because it was almost time for them to get out of the car.

Of course the boys counted out their change, and immediately got upset with dh. As in, they were both chewing him out. Why, you ask?

Turns out one of them had 80 cents, and one had 65 cents. Were they angry over the injustice of having received unequal stacks of nickels? No, nothing so logical as that.

No, they were each infuriated because he hadn't given them EXACTLY 50 cents! They both understand the concept of money, so I'm a little surprised they weren't glad to have received more than they asked for, but I guess when they ask for 50 cents, they mean 50 cents!

I had to laugh, I've just never heard of anyone getting bent out of shape over getting too much money. Too bad Congress isn't more like them...


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2 comments:

Trish @ Another Piece of the Puzzle on October 4, 2008 at 5:13 PM said...

Somehow I knew you were going to say that's what they were mad about - hmm, I wonder why?!

Julie on October 5, 2008 at 11:02 PM said...

Man, how I enjoy those boys!!

 

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