This is the week of Penny Wars at the elementary school. Each class gets a jar in the main hallway of the school. Students add pennies and bills to their class jar to accumulate points. Silver coins are added to opposing class jars, because silver coins are “bombs” and count as negative points. When all is done, the money will be donated to a local charity. This whole thing is Very Important because the class with the most points wins donuts.
Gleek came to me this morning and asked for permission to raid the change jar on top of the fridge for pennies. I was reading email at the time, so I said yes without thinking much about it. Then it occurred to me, I have two kids in the school. If Gleek took all the pennies, the Patch would be sad and I’d need to scrounge up more pennies for him. I came upstairs and saw two bags of coins on the kitchen table. Gleek had carefully counted out the pennies into equal shares for herself and Patch. As far as I’m concerned my kids get donuts whether or not their classes win.
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