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Week of Money: Where Little Bun scams me in deliveries LOL

DAY ONE

10:03 a.m. — At the park, Little Bun’s FAVOURITE toy is an old Tupperware box. He uses it to collect specimens, or to dig, or .. whatever.

I have all of these toys in the car for him, and his only steady toy is this box!

5:12 p.m. — While I am on calls, he decides to make his own fortune cookies. He creates them out of paper, colours them, and puts in a message. This is the one:

DAY TWO

12:22 p.m. — I ended up buying tape from Little Bun for $10 (he created his own catalog).

I ask him when I am going to get the item, and he replies:

It will take as long as it takes!!!

Wow. That sounds familiar!

DAY THREE

3:40 p.m. — At the park, I take him out for a break after his nap:

5:15 p.m. — At home, his father grabs him tangerines:

He loves taking pictures of unusual food shapes, sizes and items:

He loves taking pictures of food sizes, like this one from the other day:

6:25 p.m. — He spends time creating what he calls his newspaper. He says you can use it to spy on people as well, you can use the “mask” on the newspaper while you are pretending to read it, to look at people:

And this section has an area where they can put tools to make notes:

And this is the news, or at least one story from the afternoon:

DAY FOUR

3:40 p.m. — I tease him and ask: Will you give me money when you’re older?

He looks at me and says: Well you can always ask me!, and smiles.

I look back and say: Promise?

Little Bun: Well no.. I don’t want to make promises I cannot keep because you should always keep your promises.

I told him: GOOD. Exactly. We should always try our best to keep our promises.

I go on to tell him that even though we made promises, there are circumstances that would allow us to break them, if things change. Like if someone asked you, you promised, but then you find out that they meant to do something you are not comfortable with (illegal or dangerous), you can DEFINITELY break the promise and back out.

He nods, and I give him the example of someone asking him over to play, and if they decided they wanted to do something dangerous as part of that playing, you could just decline even though you promised.

I need him to learn this early on, so that he doesn’t feel obligated or honour-bound to do things he is not comfortable with, so he learns how to regulate himself and judge for himself, what is safe and what is not.

DAY FIVE

7:30 a.m. — I exclaim: So many meetings today!

Little Bun tells me: That is not how they should treat you on a Friday

I reply: That is some disrespect right there

He concurs: They should let you laze around all day

LOL.. I log in and work. I have a lot to get done, things are starting to intensify and overtime is being the norm.

DAY SIX

9:50 a.m. — Early morning walk with Little Bun and my partner. He picks up items and then creates inventions from them.

DAY SEVEN

8:08 a.m. — Little Bun spends the whole day making “deliveries”… Here’s a snapshot from what happened:

It took forever!

He makes me set a timer for it:

It arrived EMPTY! AN EMPTY TAPE ROLL.

For my second tape roll, I asked:

So…this was the second delivery:

I even had to sign for it.. LOL

Then I said:

 

LOOK WHAT HE HANDS ME!

But he offered me an eraser to make up for it:

 

 

And later that night, the deliveries continued:

 

Uh oh.. I do not think I will get what I want! LOL

He asked me to buy this one but I declined:

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1 Comment

  • Gail

    It is wonderful to be reading of Little Bun again. The dialogue here–“But it’s free”, etc.–is way beyond what even the usual bright child would be able to support. LB is amazing and delightful.
    How are you doing with Covid there? Is school in LB’s near future? The house–is it still a plan?
    Here we are healthy for the most part of the population, but in colder areas of the East coast, it is worse, for Covid and respiratory illnesses, esp. in children. Unfortunately, it will become cold here, too.
    Best wishes to your family, Sherry, and SO good to read about your incredibly intelligent,knowing and entertaining child!

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