Friday, March 30, 2007

Charlie the Banker

The secretary at my dad's office always makes the coffee. She brings the good stuff from home and it's good. She left for a spring break trip and there will be no coffee in the office. I can't take any from home either because our supply is low at home. Just like we have budget rules about coffee we also have general rules about the actual coffee usage. Such as "don't steal the last bit of coffee for work."

This morning I checked my purse for some change so I could stop in at my coffee shop and realized I was a little short. Usually Charlie is good for a quarter or two so I asked him if I could borrow some. For clarification purposes, Charlie gets his change from raiding my purse or from Chad's nightstand in the evenings so the money was techinically one of ours to begin with but he loves to put it in his piggy bank and he's a good sharer (i.e. he pays for ice cream bars at the grocery sometimes) so we leave the taking money thing alone.

"What kind? Circle money or rectangle money?" he asked, tapping his cheek with his finger.

"Just circle. I'll give it back after groceries tomorrow."

"Hmmm....for coffee? I don't think so, Mom. I think you need to talk to Dad about this."

My husband was chuckling from the kitchen, "Guess he told you..."


RealEstateGirl said...

I love this! I'm sure hubby got a big kick out of it too.

Yeah, I HAVE to have my coffee in the mornings. If I don't...BIG headache by lunchtime.

Speaking of coffee, can you believe what Starbucks is charging for coffee these days? Plus they have the nerve to have a "tip" jar at the stinkin' drive thru!

No thanks! I'll stick to my chocolate swirl goodness I make at home!

RealEstateGirl said...

just went back and read your posts from the see how it "all started". You're a good writer and I'm glad you've started blogging. I will check back often!