And that’s my boy.
Honestly, i’m rather embarrassed actually.
Didi, or better known as boy2, is obsessed with money. In his mind, it’s always money, money and more money.
How to make money, how to extort money from his grandma — trust me, he has his ways which are often frowned upon, what money transaction comes next, whose money is that, so on and so forth.
Because of his obsession which led him to taking our coins (that are almost everywhere) without permission, i decided to punish him by forfeiting his allowance for the rest of the year. Clearly, this decision of mine upset him quite a bit but he accepted it like a man. He knows he’s largely at fault.
Today, i found a $2 note in his wallet. Bummer, stea taking without permission again! .. i thought and sighed silently. The following next 3 minutes was some weary Q & A session between boy2 and i. By the end of the session, all i did was to text Darcy. For the second time as a mother, i didn’t know what to do but if you do, feel free to let me know.
“Just found out that your son charged his classmate $2 for browsing his newly acquired Beyblade Data Book!”
Yup, that was boy2 did.
I’m not sure if i should be proud of his creative and innovative ideas but one thing i’m extremely sure of is that his classmate’s mother will definitely blacklist boy2 if she ever finds out about it.
And this is not the first time i tell you.
For the record, the book was bought using his own saving and partly sponsored by boy1.
Other money making ideas from boy2 that i know of :
- He was only 6 when he started selling us (his siblings, helper and i) his much-loved goodie bags. If only you knew boy2. Apart from $$, he’s also obsessed with junk food and sweets. To sell us the contents in his goodie bag amazed me to no end. I never knew this son of mine would give up his favourite food just to make a couple of dollars from us. Evidence here.
- There are times when i do indulge the boys with their much loved Mamee monster noodle snack. Not too long ago, when boy2 begged me for a packet of the noodle snack as his lunch box, i caved in and gave him a packet. Then, when i picked the boy up from school 6 hours later, i spied a bottle of 100Plus in his bag. That night, i got to know that the boy sold his Mamee monster noodle snack to another classmate for $2, and with the money earned, he got himself a brand new packet of Mamee monster noodle snack from one of the stalls in the canteen, together with a bottle of 100Plus -_-