Lizzy’s 6th birthday party was this past weekend. After the party, we made a quick run over to Home Depot. Getting into the car to return home, I realized I wanted a coffee.
I reached into my pocket and found a $10 bill, which I remembered had come in one of her birthday cards.
I called out to Lizzy in the back seat. “This is your $10. Can I use it to buy myself a coffee?”
Her response: “No, Daddy, that’s my money!”
I tried a different approach. “Will you buy me a coffee?”
She was very excited by this idea. We drove to McD’s and I lined up her door with the drive-thru window. Lizzy handed the cashier her $10 and took the change back. He was a bit confused, so she explained everything to him.
As we drove home, she had a great time playing with all her change. And her voice was full of pride as she explained to her mom that she had bought me a coffee.