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Monday, January 21, 2008

Conner's Treat

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.

7 comments:

Jerilyn said...

Conner, what a nice thing to do! I hope everyone thanked you extravagantly.

the dragonfly said...

That's so sweet!

bubandpie said...

$8.42 worth of doughnuts? Wow. That's a lot of doughnuts.

Jolyn said...

bubandpie,
Actually, that was just 10 donuts. So you can see why we thought that was a little treat we could forgo in the interest of saving the $$ that do add up when you "might as well" once a week or so.

Mary Alice said...

That is so sweet. I like it when my kids offer to treat.

Karen said...

What a sweet kid!! Don't you love it when your kids show the generosity you've been trying to teach them all along??

Mrs. Staff Sergeant said...

That is the greatest story! You must have been so proud of him! Ahhhh, they grow up so fast :)

(10 more years and he wont be so excited to pay for things himself, haha)