Georgia has been trying and trying (top marks for persistence) to get us to give her some money for tuck (malaysian equivalent: canteen snacks). I’m at pains to do that, purely because it costs 40p for a snack which might otherwise cost 10p.
My take on that is that, if she needed a lesson in spending money, she could do it without ‘donating’ to the school.
Having said that, this morning, at 6.30am when her little voice piped out, “Please can I have tuck?” She was quite shocked, when I said “Yes”.
And then she tried a little bit more:
G: So you’ll give me money for tuck?
Me: Uh huh.
G: How about if you give me ALL your money?
Me: What would I do then? I need money too.
G: You can go and work and get some more money.
Me: How about if you start doing some work too, and then you can get some money too?
G: (thought for a while and then said) OK, I can work too.
Me: OK. You could draw and write some stories and we could sell those stories?
G: Oh no! … I want to just do work like you. Just e-mail and all that….
Ssshhh…the secret’s out now. I get paid to just email! 😉