The Economics Of First Grade

Mommy, my friend S doesn’t have any money. She needs her friends to give her some.

What?

She needs money! She says she doesn’t have any money. We need to give her some.

I think she needs to talk to her mommy and daddy about that. She doesn’t need to be asking her friends for money.

Well, she says she has plenty of food and toys, but she just doesn’t have any money.

Well, we’re not giving her any money, OK? (By now I’m thinking WTF?) Maybe she can talk to her mommy and daddy about doing some chores and earning an allowance.

I think this request trumps the little curly headed boy sending his phone number home with her last year in her Disney Princess backpack and then asking Miss C to ask me to call his mom so they could play together.

Who knew 5 and 6-year-olds could be so forward?

6 comments

  1. Amy says:

    Hey, I need money too. I never thought about having my 6 year old ask around for it! Genius, true genius!

    Amys last blog post..Um

  2. Amy@UWM says:

    I don’t know. You don’t have money. You ask your friends for it. Makes sense to me. Maybe the rest of us are going about it the wrong way by doing this job thing…

  3. Mama O'Two says:

    Are there children out there who are NOT embarrassingly forward? Or are mine just especially so?

    See, mine are the kids who will ask, “Why are you so fat?” and “Why do you smoke cigarettes. They’re disgusting!” And no, they do not hear such things from me, because I am excruciatingly nice (to my detriment, mostly) which could be the reason they are able to embarrass me.

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