Dang! I love it when those little seeds we plant come shooting up out of the ground when we least expect it!
This morning Lola and Bubba are out on a coffee date. Lola, whose money seems to grow in her piggy bank at rates three times that of Eve's, can never decide what to spend it on. Eve's piggy bank is nearly always empty because the second she gets her allowance she's plotting what to spend it on. Her money doesn't burn a hole in her pocket, it torpedoes its way out.
Anyway, last week was Lola's birthday and she received a little cash ($5.00 from her grandmother) and a gift card to Amazon.com. It took her six days to remember that she wanted to pick out some things from Amazon, but when she finally did, it was quick and painless. Done. As for the five bucks, she simply added it to her stash. This morning she asked Bubba if she could take him out for coffee. Just the two of them. Seems her cash is starting to bulge out of the piggy bank and she can't think of anything else she wants or needs to spend it on besides a date with her daddy. She dug an old purse of mine out of the closet, put her assorted bills and change into a wallet, got dressed up, arranged for Eve to babysit her American Girl doll for the morning, and the two of them took off. Bubba let Lola pick the coffee shop (she chose the one that has chocolate whipped cream to garnish her hot chocolate with) and they walked out hand in hand.
Apparently, halfway to the coffee shop Lola remembered that tomorrow is Father's Day and since she's flush with cash, she offered to take him out again tomorrow.
My heart is melting.