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A Lesson in Economics

July 7, 2009

The Big One is four years old now.  She will proudly tell you that and then she will tell you all the things that four-year-olds do.   She will also tell you all that she knows.

The Little One is two years old.  She thinks her big sister can walk on water.  She also believes everything the Big One says.

As I was making dinner, this was the conversation, I heard.   Just some background, the Big One got some new headbands over the weekend from the Dollar Tree.  It was a two-pack.  They are those head-wrap things… just a circle of stretchy fabric.

Big One: Do you want to hold it?

Little One: Yes.

Big One: Are you going to break it?

Little One: Yes

Big One: I said are you going to break it?

Little One: No!

Big One: It was really expensive,  so I don’t want you to break it.

Little One: No!

Big One: Do you know how much it cost?

Little One: NO!

Big One: It was a hundred dollars.

Little One: A hundred dollars?

Big One: Do you know how much a hundred dollars is?

Little One: A hundred dollars?

Big One: That’s a lot of money. . . Maybe I should just hold it.

I really wish that I could have seen the entire thing playing out. From the kitchen it sounded hysterical and I can just picture the incredulous look on the Little One’s face as she repeated “a hundred dollars.”

Let’s see how long it takes for the Big One to lose her really expensive new headband at preschool.

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One Comment leave one →
  1. July 9, 2009 8:20 am

    They rock (and yes, I’m behind on my blog reading. Good thing you have it feed to BBC eh?)

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