Killing two birds with one stone is one of my absolute favorite things to do. This morning I did just that. I poured a small mountain of coins in front of Ella, and announced that today for math she was sorting and counting the coins. It was a big pile of Euros and Pounds from my wallet, and I was tired of fumbling through them at the market every day. After a few minutes she came to me saying, "What's this?" It was a Polish groszy.
"Why do we still have groszy?
"Just put it on the desk."
She came back a few minutes later, "I can't figure out this one."
"Oh - that's a Swiss Franc. Put it with the zloty."
She came back with some Serbian dinar, and a little later with two big silver coins. "What are they. They look the same on one side, but not on the other side. I don't think they're the same."
"They are the same," I said. "They're both quarters. You know - American money"
What on earth are we doing to our children?!
On the bright side, Eleanor can make change in several different countries.