Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Where's My Change?

The school holidays are here and for wifey it's the same old 'how to keep the boys entertained' dilemma. Those two are pretty active and the younger fellow especially has an uncanny ability to set her off ... LOL! He does it without even trying hard.

And with the holidays also comes another problem of keeping them fed all the time. My younger boy has another uncanny ability of being hungry all the time when he's home and he tends to finish everything in the fridge in a matter of moments. He reminds me of myself when I was young. I could never stop eating ... LOL!

Anyways, we ran out of bread this morning. Normally wifey would just call me and ask me to buy a loaf on the way home and I'll grab one from the sundry shop near my office. But today was a little different cos the boys were complaining of having nothing to eat, this was just after their breakfast.

Since I couldn't do anything about it until I get home, wifey decided to send them to the 7-11 just across the road from our place. I must say that it's the first time we've ever let them go out to the 7-11 across the road on their own. Normally the furthest we let them go on their own is when they walk to school which is also just across the road, much nearer than the 7-11 is located or when the go to the park in the evenings. In this day and age you can't be too careful.

So this morning the little fellow was as usual complaining there was nothing to eat and at the risk of hearing his non-stop grumbling wifey gave both of them money and told them to go to the 7-11 and get a loaf of bread and then head right back home with the change. And there should have been lots of change but according to her when they came back, all they had was just 65 cents!


I laughed and told her you should never give money to a kid to buy something and expect any change back ... LOL! She was lucky to even get 65 cents worth of change. Those two little fellows decided to go on a nice shopping spree at 7-11 and came home with huge Slurpee's and whatnots. I found it amusing cos I would have done the very same thing ... hahaha.

I mean how can you as a kid resist the goodies of a 7-11 and not having anyone to supervise you at that. Like I said, it's a good thing they even brought back 65 cents. I would have had no change left. I used to do the same thing too when I was a kid.

We used to live right across a sundry shop and my mom would ask me to buy stuff like sugar, bread and best weight loss pills for her from the shop and to bring back the change but she'd be lucky if I even used the money to buy the stuff she asked for let alone bring back change. Most of the time, I'd be happily coming home with and ice-cream or two in my hands and when she asked for her change, I'd give her this what change look? Can't you see the goodies I bought for myself? Surely you don't think they'd be change now did you? LOL!

Little boys, a shop full of goodies and money don't mix very well, especially when no one is there to stop you from having a shopping fest :D The next time she ever asks them to go buy something I'm sure she'll give them exact change ... LOL! But I must say I'm proud of them for actually going out on their own that far to buy stuff. The first signs of independence in the making.
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32 comments:

  1. Kids, money, store....yeah, I've learned a long time ago to never expect change. LOL
    Cute post!

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  2. Oh yeahhh i would have done the same thing. There's always chips and chocolates to buy!

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  3. Tammy - Can't blame the lil fellows, I'm sure I would have given wifey back much lesser change if it was me ... LOL!

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  4. Soulie - I have to agree. The temptation is too strong to resist ... hehehe ...

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  5. 65cents change? Maybe your kids kept the rest of the notes for their next splurge ;) That's what I would do. lol!

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  6. my son is 13 years old and he eats like a savage too! LOL

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  7. Like father like sons eh? Hehehehehehe

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  8. Hey ho Nick!

    Lama I tidak stop over here kan?

    Happy holidays! It is still a holiday for you and wifey cos you both dont have to get up early to get the kids ready kan? :)

    Yeah, if I were them, i would do the same too. LOL!

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  9. Thank you so much for your visit. Otherwise lazy me wld not hv discovered your blog. :)

    Your youngest son reminded me of me too. I wuz known as "the lil' mouse", scurrying around scavenging for food. ^_^

    +Ant+

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  10. This is typical for kids. When they have money they thought they can buy everything, hahaa! I would do the same...

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  11. LOL! That's cute... I was never allowed to go out alone anywhere except school when I was a kid

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  12. Perky - LOL! I really wouldn't be surprised at all ... LOL!

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  13. Meleah - LOL! 'Eats like a savage' I was laughing away when I read that!

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  14. Rozella - Hahaha ... hey, I was a nice saintly boy during my younger days you know :D

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  15. Carol - Yeah, it's been a while since I've seen you here :D

    Actually it's more of a holiday for wifey since she's the one who wakes up early while I snooze away ... LOL!

    Happy holidays to you :D

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  16. Anton - Welcome to my blog :D

    LOL! I think I was the same too, forever wanting food!

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  17. Marlene - Looks like the consensus here is all of you guys would have done the same thing too ... hehehe ...

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  18. Terra Shield - You weren't? We don't really let them go out on their own much but I guess sooner or later they will start going out alone so best let them learn now :D

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  19. haha so cute...I'd do the same too! :-D

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  20. haha! I did the same when I was small too! And of course, like father like sons! : )

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  21. The change is the reward for going out on their own.

    I bet they didn't mind waiting a bit longer for lunch

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  22. Prize or egg yolk? Pick one...hahhaha.

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  23. Wait a few more years, they will come home with lottery tickets! :)

    Nah, I'm just talking nonsense!

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  24. Foong - Hehehe ... I mean takkan nak return the change right?

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  25. Angela - Good point. It was the first time they ever went out that far alone so I guess you're right, the change was a kind of reward :D

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  26. Mei Teng - What? You still hounding me for your prize like Bem ah? LOL!

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  27. Mei Teng - That Spiff fellow owes you a prize, not me! LOL!

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  28. The Real Mother Hen - Well, if it's the winning number, I won't complain ... hehehe ...

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  29. you need a daughter..they are better i think, i mean you can expect your changes but until certain age when they know the word 'shopping 'mean, she will need more money from you than your boys hahaha

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  30. Deana - I think if I had a daughter, there will not be any change at all ... LOL!

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