5 popsicles or 2 trash packs

25 Sep

‘Mama, do you know what happened today?’ Yiannis asked me in an overly excited voice while I was driving him back to school yesterday.

‘What honey?’ in a semi give-me-a-break-just-too-tired-to-think-straight-let-alone-sound-excited voice.

‘I found 5 euro at school’.

‘What? Where? How? Did you see it falling out of someone’s purse? did it lie on the ground? What did you do with it? I tried buying some time while figuring out the life lesson I was just about to give him.

‘It was there. On the ground. At school. I found it during my break.’

‘So??? What did you do with it?

‘I kept it.’


‘Well…I guess that is OK. I mean, since you didn’t see anyone lose it. If it were a purse or something personal you should have brought it to the lost and found at school, you know that, right??

‘Yes, mom. It’s just that nobody knows who the 5 euro belong to and they might keep it themselves, right?

In a totally unbiased state of mind I thought to myself:

This boy is BRILLIANT.

‘What can I buy with the 5 euro I found? Ever since the tooth fairy brought him 5 euro (twice) he loves playing the game of thinking a million different ways to spend his much earned pocket money.

‘Well you can buy 5 popsicles or 2 trash packs.’ Remember how I told you that I absolutely hate all the typical kitsch/trash/crap that is made in China (pretty prejudiced) and serves NO PURPOSE WHATSOEVER in the successful raising of a child?? Well. I have come to a conclusion regarding all of the above:

There is absolutely NO WAY of avoiding THE CRAP. Period.

I don’t suggest you should go out and start buying the crap. Don’t you worry. It will find a way to come to you. At age 3 1/2, Iliana has 5 barbies in her possession, none of which I bought for her.

So, when Yiannis lost his first tooth he asked me what I think he should buy. So I told him. Of course he completely ignored me and bought the extra super large value (yeah right) pack of 6 trash packs. BLESS HIM.

Once we arrived home, he took the 5 ‘euro’ out of his pocket and showed it to me.


‘So, mom. What can I buy?

‘Oh honey. I am afraid there is NOTHING you CAN buy with THAT. You see, this is 5 cents, not 5 euro.


Until next time



4 Responses to “5 popsicles or 2 trash packs”

  1. Neni Karastamatis September 25, 2013 at 2:00 pm #

    Soooooo cute!!!!!!!

    Sent from my iPad

  2. memyselfandkids.com September 25, 2013 at 8:44 pm #

    Poor kid – literally. Oh well.
    I would have told him to save it.
    If not, my boys would definitely go popsicles.

  3. sakuraandme September 26, 2013 at 6:35 am #

    Hahaha! 🙂

    That’s evil, T. 🙂
    Think of how much sugar he could have bought? LMAO. 🙂
    Hugs to you, Paula xxxxxxx

    • wonderlandbytatu September 26, 2013 at 10:13 am #

      Not 5 Popsicles at once my sweet Paula!!! Yiannis likes to spend some and save the remaining later (just like his mom)! xxx

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