Saturday, February 7, 2009
Spielzeug Geschichte 2
There has been a "Monster Bus" (a bus on monster truck wheels) making the rounds in town the last couple of months offering rides for $5. The bus's most recent location is at the Lowes by our house and when we drove by Dalin really wanted a ride. I told him it cost too much money so we weren't going to ride. I then had the following conversation with Aiden.
A: "It's only five dollars Mom."
Me: "Do you have $5 you want to spend on the Monster Bus ride, I don't. Besides you'd have to pay for Dalin too."
A: "That's still only $10."
Me: "Well you two wouldn't be allowed to go by yourselves so you would have to pay for me too."
A: "That's $15!" (He's kind of a math whiz.) "Maybe if I just held Dalin's hand they would let us go by ourselves."
Me: "No I'm pretty sure an adult has to go with you."
A: (After a thoughtful pause) "How do you get money out of your college fund?"
Luckily he has a mom to save him from himself so fifteen years from now he's not working at McDonalds lamenting the fact that he didn't go to college. "If only I hadn't spent that $15 from my college fund when I was six..."