Another Bag of Money

“Mom, I need you to do me a favor today. I need you to take this bag of money to the bank. See if the people at the bank can turn these coins into cash. It will be easier for me to carry around cash in my pockets. Listen, don’t tell anybody about this, ok? Thanks, Mom.”

“Jay, come back here! Where did you get this money? I thought you gave all of your money to Will after you accidentally hit him in the face with your cast.”

“I did, but that was old money. This is some new money I just found.”

Readers, do me a favor and check your wallets, would ya? Let me know if anything is missing. I’m smart enough to know that money doesn’t grow on trees, or does it? Now that I’m thinking about it, I seem to recall a discussion that took place on the bus…

“Mom, did you know that if you bury a quarter from the state of Minnesota in your backyard, at exactly 11:59 pm during a thunderstorm, you’ll grow a real live money tree? But, here’s the problem…you can’t spend the money because it’s illegal and the police will throw you in juvie if you try. It’s true…I heard it on the bus.”


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41 Responses to Another Bag of Money

  1. ryoko861 says:

    Did you check YOUR wallets?


  2. madtante says:

    If I had some money for every time I’d been hit in the face…Sadly, I’m serious.


  3. Sandi Ormsby says:

    Samantha (5) crawled under the kitchen table this morning. (my kids have difficulty sitting at the table for meals without exploring) She exclaimed “I found a nickel!” My 8 year old son comes running, “It’s mine.” Samantha “No it isn’t, daddy gave this to me.” (not true.)

    Both kids have understood the value for quite some time, and have no qualms fibbing about ownership. I quickly put a stop to the bickering, “No, it’s mommies!” (hey, I’m on a budget.) 🙂


  4. LeRoy Dean says:

    Absolutely entertaining. Thanks for the smiles.


  5. zencherry says:

    Digging hole in backyard now and hoping Kentucky is close enough to Minnesota… 😀


  6. Lenore Diane says:

    My wallet is still empty. Er, I mean…. *GASP!* My wallet is empty!! Jaaaaaaay!


  7. Lisa Wields Words says:

    I would like to find a bag of money, or grow a money tree. Does it only work with Minnesota coins? And how does one find a bag of new money I wonder.


  8. jacquelincangro says:

    They say that a tree grows in Brooklyn. I hope that it’s a money tree.


  9. Tony McGurk says:

    I just checked my wallet. It’s empty…
    OK Just deposit al the money into my Paypal account Nancy I we’ll forget this ever happened


  10. John Erickson says:

    “New3” money versus “old” money? Do any of Jay’s schoolmates have the last name of Bernanke? 😉


  11. frigginloon says:

    Minnesota you say?


  12. wordsfallfrommyeyes says:

    It’s interesting to hear from other parents on the variety of issues that come along. Once my son made the comment (when I said no on buying something) “I should just steal out of your purse like my friends do”. I said WHAT?! He said they do it all the time, but he doesn’t because “I know I’d just be stealing from us”. The fact he had this connection, I was so grateful. I’m glad I don’t need to hide the purse around the house (except when his friends come!). I reckon your son has just picked up coins here & there – even in couches on buses etc. Hope he made lots!


  13. rastelly says:

    See a pinney pick it up – by the
    way there is such a thing as a
    money tree. I’m sitting next to
    one right now. Trouble is – it
    doesen’t actually grow money.
    Buddists usted to plant them
    outside their temples and
    people would tie donations
    to the branches. The leaves
    do however, vaguely resemble
    mariwana. It would be nice if
    things were truer to their name.
    But then my water dragon could
    burn my house down . . .


  14. msmouse7 says:

    If my tree can eat a fence (see my latest post), then Jay can have a tree that grows money. Anything is possible.


  15. cooper says:

    i knew there had to be bus lore involved…hey…where’s my coin jar?!?!?!?!?!?!


  16. ANNIE says:

    Perhaps he wants to use the money for next summer’s garage sales….Annie


  17. Bearman says:

    Don’t check your wallet…Check DAD’S wallet.


  18. i gave him money. he did ask so nicely. continue…


  19. dragonfae says:

    What I want to know is how Jay managed to create a wormhole so he could steal my coins! 😯


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