Tuesday, May 24, 2011

I only have three coins left, Mommy!

Angelica has two coin pouches where she keeps her savings. I use the word savings loosely, because she spends those coins unreservedly on putu mayam. She buys putu mayam for the whole family with those coins. Usually her father will empty the loose change in his pocket and put it in her pouches at the end of the day. And when my parents come to visit, her doting grandfather even gives her bills. Lately however, her coins have dwindled, and we know this because now when I open the overstuffed drawer to take out her hair ties, and the pouch drops on my toes, I don't scream in pain and check to see if a toe is dead.

So when she came to me all forlorn that she is down to the last three coins, I asked her how she wanted to earn some money. She thought about it for a while, and suddenly got very busy at the table. I let her be and went to do my own stuff. When I came back to the living room, she showed me these.
Her father - RM7
Angelica and Lauren - RM10

Me smiling - RM6

Me - Sad with a hat RM3
Me with short hair - RM11
She doesn't quite grasp the concept of money yet, as in how much and how little, so I filled up her pouches with enough coins to kill toes, and she's a happy girl again. I told her I'll use the balance to open up a bank account for her, which I've been meaning to anyway, but never quite got round to it.


prince n princess mum said...

Love her drawings, very cute!

Elaine said...

thank you:)

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