"Ansleigh's Money"

by Bill Andrew
(Roswell, Georgia, USA)

My son and his family were getting ready to go shopping. Ansleigh, our five-and-a-half year old granddaughter begged permission to get money from her piggy bank.


“Okay,” Bryan said, “you can go get $2.00.” She squealed happily, hugged him then raced upstairs to her room.

When she'd not come and we were going out the door, I volunteered to see why she was not ready. I found her with the bank emptied in the middle of the floor in her bedroom, the coins pushed into a pile. She was anxiously going through the bills (she calls them “tickets”). After studying each one she would put it aside and pick up another.

“Pa,” she asked me when I came in, “what am I going to do? I can't find any with a '2' on them.”

Choking back my tears, I fished money out of my pocket, reached for her hand, and said, “Never mind, Pa has what you need.”

Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Parenting Humor.