20 April 2010

money...

this morning, lillie and grae left bright and early to grab first picks from their school's book fair. lill gleefully announced that she had twenty-five dollars tucked away in her secret hiding place.




i asked, where's your secret hiding place? five panicked minutes later, she found it. i am still cringing.

i'll bet you fifty anythings she comes home with twenty-five bookmarks.

i gave grae ten gold dollar coins. she refused. said she was certain they wouldn't work.

i said, if they don't work, then we're not in america. this. is. you. ess. currency.




five panicked minutes later, lillie traded her for a twenty. she thought the gold coins were cool. said they made her feel like a leprechaun.

i am still cringing.

lillie's attitude is awesome, isn't it? i like that girl a lot. i think she's going to be a great woman someday. this one's my fave colleen baran ring. it reads, in part, i think you are perfect and i love love and you see me and you make me giddy. perfect for my lillie kate. as found on a little hamster.

11 comments:

Callie Grayson said...

I love the gold dollar coins! I collect them in piggy banks for my nieces!
what a sweet sis lillie is for swapping a 20 for 10!

great ring.

xxcallie

Shayna said...

That's just like that fantastic Shel Silverstein poem. I can't remember the name but it's about a little kid trading down his dollar bill for a bunch of shiny pennies...I'll find it and send it to you. Too funny!

Shayna said...

Here: http://www.americanpoems.com/poets/Shel-Silverstein/19771

karey m. said...

hi callie! remind me...you're in chicago, right? tell me, will you?

and shayna! the link didn't work, but i'm assuming it's "smart"...i LOVE that one! totally forgot it.

Amie aka MammaLoves said...

Oh those girls!! I love the book fair. I hope they choose really great books.

And that ring?! Must have!!

tsw said...

oh, so sweet! sounds like you've a little dreamer on your hands...

that ring is fab, p.s.

Melissa de la Fuente said...

I swear...you could write an amazing children's book series based on those amazing three of yours....with your brilliant way of seeing them and their brilliant way of seeing the world, it would be surefire! I adore them all...
xo
Melis

la la Lovely said...

I needed the little laugh of "feeling like a leprechaun." I can always count on something happy when I stop by for a visit and I needed some happy!
9 by design is on tonight... i know you are probably eagerly awaiting like me....
we will have to dish for sure!
xoxo
trina

The Lil Bee said...

Like a leprechaun... oh, I adore her! D wants a play date.

Simply Mel said...

I want that ring....badly.

CMN said...

Am dying of laughter! I wonder if Lillie wants to trade again for a few of those ol' hubcap-size half-dollars? LOL!

Okay, Karey, so now I'm exceptionally curious to know what they came HOME from the book fair with. You're going to tell us, right? RIGHT?