Monday, February 17, 2014
There is an old saying that goes something like this
"Take care of the pennies and the pounds will take care of themselves"
Well I need the pounds to do 'something' so I decided to take care of the pennies.
With this in mind I gathered some spare coins that had accumulated around the house and gave them to Chips to put into the coin machine at Morrisons. I thought it would keep him amused after he had finished his Saturday morning breakfast and give us a bit of breathing space to finish our breakfasts in peace.
Saturday came,Chips finished breakfast first and merrily trundled off to the coin changing machine.
We sat eating,chatting and enjoying our food and the little bit of peace. Well I say peace,and here I grin,we could not quite see Chips but we could hear him or should I say 'the coins' dropping into the machine and the machine gurgling away as it ate all those 1p and 2ps. It's not the quietest of machines! Bit like a slot machine I guess!
Chips came back with a voucher for a pound. Not a lot I know but better than nothing and enough to buy some sweets or put towards a comic. I also liked the idea that it was teaching him that loose change was worth something and if he did save it then eventually it could be used for something.
Eventually the shopping was finished and we arrived at the checkout where Chips handed over the voucher and received his pound coin.
And as he stood at the end of the checkout he noticed some daffodils. And he noticed the price....it was a pound.
And he decided in a flash that he would spend his pound on a bunch of daffodils for his mummy.
I tried to gently talk him around and get him to spend the money on himself but his mind was firmly set on those daffodils.
The cashier was visibly moved,I think we all were.
He went to the back of me and the shopping and stood queuing to buy a bunch of daffodils for his mummy,with his hard begotten pound.
There were a lot of smiles and melted hearts as he paid for those daffodils....especially mine...
Linking this up to Jaimes Magic Moments
Its been a while since I have been at Magic Moments.
Im looking forward to see what everybody has been up to.