Peanut was playing with his Chrismakkah tea set today. (First night present. There are ten days of Chrismakkah because that’s the maximum number of token presents we feel like wrapping.)
I noticed he had spilled water on the floor. “Oh,” I said. “You haven’t cleaned that up. Would you like a towel?”
He walked across the room to the coin purse his uncle gave him. He took out a penny.
“Here, Mommy. I pay you do it.” He offered me the Lincoln.
Well, that is how it works. Sigh. I took the penny. “Okay.” And I cleaned the water.
He looked at me, evaluating. “You keep that money, Mama. I give it you, you earn it.”
True dat, little boy. Now hand over the $1.224 million you owe me for every other minute of cleaning up after you.