Amazingly enough, Conner has not been oblivious to our latest attempts at not spending money. John used to pick up some Dunkin' Donuts now and again, usually as a might as well while I'm out tagalong while he's out on a milk run. Apparently Conner has been missing this little treat, and last night he asked me if he and dad could go get some donuts for this morning that he would pay for.
After I picked myself up off the floor I readily agreed, and I couldn't help gushing at how wonderful it was for him to spend his own money to treat his whole family like that.
John told me later that when the cashier told them, "That'll be $8.42", they all stood there a few moments listening to the crickets before John finally asked Conner, "You gonna get that?" Then Conner jumped forward and proceeded to walk off with the box.
After being reminded that paying for the donuts meant actually paying for the donuts, the realization seemed to dawn on Conner that he was going to have to actually part with his cold hard cash.
But you should have seen how proud he was this morning when he got those donuts down to distribute to everyone. Now he just needs to get the hang of picking out the kind that his mom likes.
March 30, 2012
5 years ago