Conversations with a five year old

This is a conversation Jack and I have daily when walking to the store.

"Daddy gave me five pesos."

"Really?  That's a lot of money for a five year old.  What are you going to do with all of that money?"

"Buy chips!  If I had another five pesos, I'd have ten and could buy two bags of chips."


"And if I had another ten pesos, I'd have 20."

"Yes, you would."

"What if I had another twenty pesos?  How much would I have then?"

"Forty pesos."

"What if I had twenty plus twenty plus twenty plus twenty plus twenty?  How much money would I have?"

"You'd have a hundred pesos."

"Cool!  How much money does Daddy have?"

"I don't know, sweetheart."

"I think he has sixteen pesos.  What if he had sixteen plus sixteen?  How much is that?"

"Thirty two."

"And if he had another sixteen plus sixteen plus one hundred plus sixteen?"

"A hundred and sixty four."

"And what if he had a hundred plus thirty two plus sixteen plus sixteen plus eighty three thousand?"

"I'm not sure.  How much do you think he'd have?"

"Ninety two thousand, twelve, sixteen thousand and four hundred and fifteen thousand!"


"Is that a lot of money, mommy?"

"Yep.  Lots and lots of money."


"What, mijo?"

"I love you."

"I love you too, chiquito."

 And I love our conversations. 


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