Conversation #3

My son started loosing his milk teeth last year (at age 7), and he would get $2 from the Tooth Fairy every time he loses a tooth. This made my daughter envy, she keeps asking me "mommy when is my tooth gonna fall off? Can I have money too from the Tooth Fairy?" And I explained that her time will come.

Today, we just came from the dentist because she said her tooth is bothering her. But there's nothing wrong with her tooth, its just that one of her molar tooth is coming out. And here's our conversation --

Patricia (sounded very excited): "yeah, its coming out and then its gonna fall off."
Mommy: "its good that you still have your complete set of milk teeth."
Patricia: "but I won't grow up if I don't lose my milk teeth!"

As kids we always wish that we were older so that nobody will tell us what to do... and now that we were older, living in the real world with problems and worries, we wish that we were kids again!

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My son love having his own money. Given the pros and cons, he knows how to spend his money.

Lately, I've started giving him chores around the house, like putting away all the shoes, setting up the dining table, mop/sweep the mess he made... and he would always ask me, with a sheepish smile: "mommy do I get paid to do this?"

Mommy: "of course not!"

Patrick: "so how will I earn money if you don't pay me?"

Then he got an idea,

Patrick: "mommy, can daddy and I go out on winter to shovel snows and get paid?" (this made me smile)

Mommy: "first you need to learn how to clean up your own toys and your room before you can get a job."

and he would grin at me...

7 comments:

vangie said...

such funny antics from your kids! i bet your day is never boring.

the shoveling snow thing is a great idea. growing up in the philippines, i was so sheltered, i wish i learned the meaning of hard work and value of money at an early age.

tin said...

you've got really smart kids. it's nice that they're disciplined about money at an early age.

Ka Uro said...

i'm sure your son will be a very successful businessman in the future.

"As kids we always wish that we were older so that nobody will tell us what to do... and now that we were older, living in the real world with problems and worries, we wish that we were kids again!"

i liked this a lot.

JO said...

hi vangie, yup my kids never cease to amaze me all the time.

hi tin, as he would say, "lola has lots of money." so he really hope that one day he will be as "rich" as his lola.

hi ka uro, sana nga!

evi said...

kids can sometimes and even most of the time outsmart the adults.

a young mind with already big dreams.

notsquare said...

how amusing kids are! :)

but i admire most children because sometimes they are smarter than adults! :)

JO said...

Hi Evi and Bea,

Oo nga, minsan pinagsasabihan pa ako ng panganay ko "mommy stop drinking coke, its not good for you!"