Friday, January 10, 2014

Money in the Bank, Plus Birth Receipts

MINIVAN - DRIVING HOME FROM GYMNASTICS - NIGHT



SASHA
Mom, do you have one hundred dollars at home?

SARK
Adults have more than one hundred dollars.  Kids think one hundred dollars is a lot, but it’s not a lot to adults, Sasha.

SASHA
Oh yeahhhh.  Mom, do you have two hundred dollars at home?

SARK
Adults have like thousands of dollars, Sasha.  Besides Sasha, you don’t need to worry about how much money we have.  You just need to worry if we have enough money to support the family.

(he places his hand on Sasha's arm and leans closer to her)
  Sasha, we have enough money to support the family.  

(he relaxes back in his seat)
Besides, adults keep their money in the bank, not at home.

SASHA
I have like ten dollars.  I wouldn’t put that in the bank.

SARK
Why wouldn’t you put it in the bank, Sasha?

SASHA
I’d give it to the family to support the family.


ON A SIDE NOTE

I have to brag about my big hearted girl for a minute: 

This summer Sasha was working her little patootie off to save money for some crazy elaborate Halloween costume, thank you chasing fireflies:(  


I’m in charge of the parent fund-raising at the school.  To involve the kids in the fund-raising, one of our efforts included a coin drive.  The grade who raised the most money also won a day where they didn’t have to wear Standard School Attire (SSA).     


OFFICE

I’m prepping the jars for the coin competition.


SASHA
Mommy, do you think it would cost a lot to make a cat costume?

ME
Just some ears and a tail, I don’t think that’d cost too much.

SASHA
I think I’m going to be a cat for Halloween.

ME
But you’ve been working all summer to save for the dark bride costume.

SASHA
Yeah, but I just think the school really needs that money.

ME
That’s thoughtful of you.

SASHA
Plus, ya know, wouldn’t it be so cool if 1st grade won the competition and I got to wear non-SSA to school and Sark didn’t?


END

Well... maybe her heart was in the right place?  Ya know, you've got to celebrate every small victory of motherhood.  At least she got it partly right:)


BACK TO THE SCENE


SARK
But you could put it in the bank.  

SASHA
If I put it in the bank then I can never take it out, like forever, until I’m like... an adult.

SARK
You can take the money out of the bank, Sasha.  The bank keeps your money secure.

SASHA
Oh yeahhhh, like Gringots.

Gringots is the wizard’s bank in Harry Potter for those of you who have been living under a rock for the last decade or two.  Or who don’t have kids, which means you’ve probably been busy doing “whatever you want, whenever you want, all of the time” (quote from my brother-in-law pre-kids) other than reading Harry Potter:)

SARK
Yeah, like Gringots, Sasha.  But besides the adults keep other things secure at the bank, like our birth receipts.

SASHA
What’s so important about our birth receipts that they have to be at the bank?

SARK
Well, Sasha, our birth receipts have to be secure because someone could steal our birth receipts and then they could steal us and say that we were their kids, Sasha.

SASHA
(nodding her head)
Ahhhhh.


END