I Taught My Little Miracle the Importance of Money

The United States of America is the land of money.  The streets are paved with dollar bills and stocks and bonds and so forth and so I thought, what better place to start teaching my little miracle baby about the importance of money?

We were key players in the blessing of my brother-in-law’s new home when my boy was given $25 hard cash as part of the proceedings.  What did he do?  He just crumpled it up.  Like so:


Look, it’s not the $25.  I can GET another $25.  That’s what I do all day long.  I get money.  What offended me most was my baby’s attitude.

“Son, that money’s for saving,” I said gently.  “Not crumpling.”  I patted him on the head to show him that I wasn’t mad.

“Well, is money for eating?” he shot back.  “Because that’s what I’m going to do next.”

He started to shove the bills into his mouth.

“Please don’t do that,” I said.

“What’re you going to do about it, Tubby?  Sit on me?”

“Son, what did I say about being intentionally cruel to Daddy?”

“That it was funny and a nice way to spend an evening?”

He was right.  I did say that, for some reason.  At least he’s listening to me.

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