Thinking & Feeling

“The world is a tragedy to those who feel, but a comedy to those who think.” Horace Walpole

Tuesday, 27 November 2007

When kids are sweet and we spoil it...

Man Mel wrote about this just yesterday and then I go do it today!

Quinn had a school outing to The World of Birds today. He got a packed lunch with chips, cold drink, heap of sweeties and a sandwich so he had more than enough food. He wanted a bit of cash, so Richard gave him R20, and asked him to bring R10 change back.

So when he got home this afternoon I asked if he gave Richard the R10 change back. He said no. So I lectured him on how he was supposed to bring change back. He said, 'Dad said he doesn't mind', but I carried on the lecture about the 'principle of it, and how he really shouldn't have spent it all. Yada yada yada.

So he says, 'But I didn't buy sweets, I found something I wanted to buy you for was a surprise'

Aw shucks, me and my big mouth!


  1. Oh Jane. I know exactly how you are feeling. I still feel so bad today

  2. lol!! i can't wait to find out what the suprise is!

    just fyi, *cue scary stalker music* i read your ENTIRE blog the other day. (you are the reason i'm over my bandwidth ;))
    Anyhoo, i read it ALL. And i feel like i know you (how odd is that?!). You're cool. And this lecture post is the perfect illustration of your coolness. Who else lectures their kids on the importance of bringing home exactly R10 change?? :P

  3. I can NOT believe you read my whole blog! Yoh! What a waste of time... ;)

    The typos alone must have driven you demented - I keep meaning to go back and fix them all!

    Well you certainly know more about me than most, and perhaps some of me and my attitudes are in more context now.

    Anyway thanks for the lovely comment.

    By the way I think you are great. Fun, young, adventurous, free spirited but also mature and deep thinking.