First of all, daddy made the mistake of buying you something out of the little quarter vending machines and now every time you see one you want something! That’s what started your understanding of money. Now you see the vending machine and turn to daddy and say, “I want money.” So we’ve dropped several quarters on bouncy balls, gum balls (which we tell you are bouncy balls), beautiful necklaces, and even some stretchy sticky miniature handcuff thingamajigs.
The other night, we were trying to brush your teeth and you noticed that daddy had put some of his change on the bathroom counter. You wanted to hold the money and started saying toy, toy! Daddy told you that you had to go to sleep first and then you might get a toy tomorrow. You immediately put the money down and said “Bye bye money!”