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Spare Change

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.

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Reader Comments (2)

Imagine the days before the Euro was introduced :-)

Feb 23, 2010 at 11:51 AM | Unregistered CommenterWinnie

Ella needs to be able to make change in several different countries. Knowing Ella she will either be a designer, in several different countries, an artist of some type in several different countries, or just a butterfly in several different countries.............Oh, Wait, she is already a butterfly to match her mother the mermaid. Last but not least..........there is SHOPPING in several different countries. YOU ROCK ELLA very favorite grand daughter!!!
Nana June

Feb 24, 2010 at 3:43 PM | Unregistered CommenterMOM

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