Thursday, November 6, 2008

The Unending Money Tree

One has to wonder if my kids understand even remotely what the words I don't have any money means.

At the ages of 14, 16, 18 and 20 do they honestly think it means oh wait let me go harvest it from the tree in the back yard? Or yes I have money but I don't like you and don't want to share. I enjoy watching you sit here and harass me for hours asking me over and over again just to see if I will cave in. And I especially like borrowing money from you.. it brings me great joy to horde my money and then demean myself to see if you have any on hand. I especially enjoy the years of harranging you do when you feel it is time for me to pay you back.

And of course mom, I completely understand that you are attempting to pay the bills, feed us, clothe us and pay for two trips to Florida this spring break with the band.. but mom, can I borrow $20.00? Or my personal favorite.. where is my change.. oh mom, I lost it.. I spent it.. I just had to have....

No worries.. I am back to the money field to harvest more..

1 comment:

  1. oh what i have to look forward to. my 2 1/2 + year old today though is quick on the band wagon. mommy can i have some money he says as he walks up to me. smiling i say sure heres a dollar and give him the immaginary dollar. with a straight face he looks at me all innocent and says no mommy i want a $100 dollar bill. SHEESH who the heck as been talking to him.

    peeks to see if she can find her money tree