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Monday, November 03, 2008

Small Sprogs Surprise

Today I was shopping with the children. In one particular shop Small Sprog urgently wanted to whisper in my ear: "I've seen what I want to buy Tall Girl for her birthday!" He dragged me over to some jewelry he'd spotted and I gave him some money. He used all his stealth and cunning to pay for the items without her noticing a thing!!

Bless him! I brimmed over with pride. He has a very generous and loving heart. He was born with it and would always share his last sweet with you even when he was really little.

However...

Once home he pulled the bag from his pocket and waved it in front of her nose singing "I've go you a present and you can't have it (yet)!" over and over! She was not amused.

Later, at bed time, I suggested that he gave me back the money I lent him for the present. Surely this was not unreasonable as it was a present from him that he wanted to buy, not one from me. He was shocked! Why did I need him to pay me back? I tried to explain. I'm not sure I did a very good job. "Polar bear will pay you in fluff mummy" he said, with a twinkle in his eye brandishing his favourite soft toy. So I explained that fluff wasn't the going currency of the day, but then again...............

13 comments:

Maggie May said...

He sounds like a lovely little boy but knows when he is onto a good thing! Funny!

Mean Mom said...

Oh, he's so cheeky, but smart! I so hope that polar bear fluff doesn't become legal tender. Now, dust would be OK. I've got plenty of that.

Rose said...

What a sweetheart to buy his sister a present, but at the same time a typical "little brother" to tease her about it!

I don't know, fluff is probably as good as our currency these days:)

Molly said...

Sounds like he's staying informed on the global economy!

Kitty said...

My No.2 bought a PlayStation game with his birthday money last week, only he didn't have the money with him, so I paid. When I reminded him to pay me back, he said 'Oh ... I was hoping you'd forget' :-O

I don't think it's wrong to remind them that we all live in a world where 'stuff' costs money. And it doesn't grow on trees!

x

Brett said...

Bless

jenny smith said...

Oh, trying to get money back from my son when we've been out shopping! Its like wringing out a stone! Don't give up. Its yours by rights. He;ll thank you for it one day.

Thanks for the meme. Will attempt it tonight. Sorry to latch onto it so late

xxxxx

cheshire wife said...

What a thoughtful brother he is. It is great to be generous with someone else's money.

Akelamalu said...

LOL I must try that 'polar bear will pay you in fluff' with MWM next time I borrow some money off him!

Elizabeth said...

Such is the life of a mother.
I have discovered never to buy anything for anyone else in the hopes they will pay you back later.....you always end up feeling bad and grovelling for the money or 'forgetting about it' except you don't. It niggles at you......
However, I never take my own advice.

blogthatmama said...

Do you think he's ahead of the rest of us on global warming? Polar bear fluff may well be very precious in the future...

kccat said...

Funny post. I can't tell you how many times I pulled that same stunt with presents with family. :)

Liz said...

A bit of fluff always goes down well round here.

Remind me again what chat thing you're on.