I quite often find money on the street, usually just very small change, but sometimes the nice heavier coins, and once or twice, I’ve even spotted a note (£20 once – SCORE). I always pick them up, well, it’s not like the owner is coming back for 20p, is it?
“Find a penny, pick it up, and all the day you’ll have good luck” and all that jazz.
On the way home from the preschool pick-up yesterday, I spied 5p on the pavement, so I picked it up and handed it to Roo, telling her she could keep it. Her pretty blue eyes lit up and she clutched the coin tightly in her fist.
To get to the amusing part of this tale, I should say that quite recently I told Roo that one day, in a couple of years, her baby teeth are going to feel wobbly and fall out. Cue a very stricken look, and eyes that looked as if they might just be beginning to well up.
Whoops! But who can blame her? When you really think about it, it is a bit horrific.
“Don’t worry, poppet” I told her, “I know it sounds like it might be a bit scary, but when it happens, we’ll put your tooth under your pillow when you go to sleep, and the tooth fairy will visit you in the night and leave a coin under your pillow”.
Two things Roo is quite fond of, right there, fairies and money. So this cheered her up rather a lot.
Back to our walk home: Aside from when she decided that she was busting for a wee, and definitely couldn’t make it home, (so I had to swiftly put the brake on the buggy, and get her to do a festival wee, right there in the street, between two parked cars) she’d gone a bit quiet, and I could tell she was pretty deep in thought. So I asked her if she was going to put her 5p in her Charlie and Lola purse.
“No” she replied, matter of factly, “I am going to put it under my pillow, and in the morning, there will be a fairy tooth there instead”
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