Needing to get out for some fresh air and exercise after Lukas' nap time the other day, Mrs. LIAYF suggested it might be fun to load up all the loose change that had accumulated recently in the various nooks and crannies of our abode, and bike it up to the local Coin Star machine with our son.
So, we loaded it all into an empty yogurt container, which we carefully placed into his Ketler tricycle basket, and were off on yet another neighborhood adventure.
Being coin counting virgins, we didn't know quite what to expect once we arrived at the machine. That being said, once we had most carefully dumped all the change into the machine receptacle, filtered it in through the counting slot, and were given the final tally of our recycled change, we were then presented with three competing options of what to do with our mini fortune.
Looking them over, Mrs. LIAYF and I quickly decided which option we would choose. Now, we just needed to convince Lukas as well.
"Lukas, you can do one of three things with the money we dumped into the machine." Mrs. LIAYF explained.
"Do you want to get a voucher for some paper money?"
"You could also get a piece of plastic, which we could order some new books with."
"Or.....You could help give food to some hungry boys and girls who have no Mommy or Daddy."
"And, if you did that we would get you some ice cream too!"
"Yeah! Dat's it." "Feed hungry boys and guurls!"
I'd be willing to bet that philanthropy never before tasted quite so sweet.