Friday, December 01, 2006

Economics Lessons

Maya: "Daddy, I need new sunglasses."

She is playing with a pink kids' pair that are missing the left lens.

Me: "No you don't. We can fix these."

Maya: "No Daddy, they are too smaaaaaaaaaaaall."

Maya likes to elongate words when she needs to emphasize something to someone who is obviously too dumb to get it the first time.

Me: "But I don't have any money."

Maya: "You doooooooooo."

Me: "No. Daddy is broke. That means he doesn't have any money."

A few moments of thoughtful silence...

Maya: "Daddy?"

Me: "Yes Maya?"

Maya: "Why don't you buy some more money?"


Blogger The Hangar Queen said...

She's onto something there John.Why don't we all buy more money? My eldest (cute hoor that he is) has made the leap from the previously fun coins to the paper stuff.
It's not like I had much of either but when I asked him why he wanted only the paper money now he looked at me like I was a feckin' gom and said "It's easier to draw on"
Sure enough not content with the reams of paper and perfectly good walls supplied to him for artistic expression he has taken to colouring in whatever paper money comes his way.
That makes me ,for some reason,absurdly happy.

1:53 PM  
Blogger John Mc said...

My eldest has just figured that paper money is more valuable than coins. He plagues me with questions like, "How many quarters are there in 10 dollars?". And me not good at mental arithmatic. Some, ahhhhmm,how shall I put it...overindulgence in college, ruined what ever abilities I had in that arena :)

10:13 AM  
Blogger Annie Rhiannon said...

She probably wants massive sunglasses a la The Hungry Olsen Twins.

3:50 PM  

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