RTT: Kid & Money

23 Mar

I should be getting ready for bed right now, but I’d rather be blogging oh yes indeedy.  The timing of Random Tuesday thoughts couldn’t be better, because I think I’m down to two, maybe three functioning neurons and I FEL SMRT 2DAI.

My son is oh so grown up, and yet not. 

Money issues must weigh heavily on James’s brain because he has caught on very quickly to the concept of needing to earn money to buy things.  He asked if we could go out to dinner last night.  Tim asked him if he had any money to buy dinner.  James replied, “here’s the deal Dad… have to buy me dinner because you have ALL the money.” 

Tim wisely decided that James was ready to have a chat about chores and allowance.  James thought that earning an allowance would be lovely.  He didn’t actually say that he liked the idea, but we knew because he started rubbing his hands together and laughing maniacally.  Tim chose to ignore the avaristic giggles, and asked him what he thought would be a good chore.  He thought practicing riding his bike would be good.  I suggested that perhaps he could do something easy like feed the cats every morning without having to be reminded too many times.  James countered with the suggestion that he could eat all his dinner, or drink hot chocolate every night.    

It scares me how quickly he is catching on to sophisticated concepts and yet still has trouble pronouncing certain words.  James  hasn’t been terribly interested in sweets until just recently.  I thought that perhaps I had managed to not pass on my sugar gene.  Sadly this is not the case, because he has been asking for neminems and yellypops.

One of my three working neurouns just starting waving a white flag and the others two…well, I don’t know exactly what they are doing. I’m headed off to bed.  If you are still awake and are looking for some fun reading before hitting the hay, check out Keely over at The Un Mom.  She’s brilliant.



Posted by on March 23, 2010 in Ramblings


8 responses to “RTT: Kid & Money

  1. Niky @ Design It Chic

    March 24, 2010 at 2:57 am

    allowances are awesome to help kids learn how to earn money as well as responsibilities! kudos for getting there!
    Happy Random here’s mine


  2. claire

    March 24, 2010 at 7:40 am

    James sound so smart and wise.. 🙂


  3. dusty earth mother

    March 24, 2010 at 11:10 am

    i also want a neminem. tell james.

    very funny!


  4. Christa

    March 24, 2010 at 4:46 pm

    I don’t even want to think about how things will be when Paloma realizes that there are things to buy and that we have all the money. She’s going to get a rude awakening when we tell her how little money we have!


  5. Pammie

    March 24, 2010 at 8:25 pm

    My (9yr old) daughter likes to save all her money and ask her daddy to buy stuff for her. We have finally caught on (I finally told her daddy to stop giving in) and now we tell her to use her own money if she really wants it. The first time we did this, she told us it would waste her money. Go figure.


  6. Captain Dumbass

    March 24, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    First it’s bargaining on the chores and next thing you know it’s pyramid schemes in kindergarten.


  7. mrsmouthy

    March 25, 2010 at 7:42 pm

    Ha, yellypops. Vincenzo would love to “grav” himself a yellypop but he’s busy attaching a “compeller” to his lego helicopter.


    • lizgizzy

      March 26, 2010 at 10:03 am

      I’m thinking we should get our boys together, and record their conversation- it would be a hoot.



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