Friday, December 20, 2013
Turns out, it wasn't a coin. Just some sort of trash that looked coinish (I'm making up words here, just roll with it) while scooting by at high speed. Anyway, he was only slightly disappointed that the shiny piece of rubbish wasn't money.
More so, it got him thinking.
"I wish I found a hundred bazillion dollars dad." he let me know.
For the record, I'm not sure where a bazillion falls on the money scale. Is it more than a 'ga'zillion? Or less? I'm guessing more because, friends, I think big.
Lukas? Not so much.
"Oh yeah" I responded. "If you had a hundred bazillion dollars, what would you buy with it?"
"I don't know.....maybe some new Lego sets" He clearly hadn't given this much thought.
"What else Buddy? A hundred bazillion is a LOT of money". I was trying to prompt him.
"Hmmmmm......" he was really thinking about this. "Maybe another app for the Kindle?" he offered.
"That would still leave an awful lot of money. There has to be something else you might want to use it for." I was only slightly pressing him on this. I was curious by now.
Would he pay off the mortgage? Send us all on a vacation back to Lego Land? Set up a college fund? Donate to the endangered Pandas of China?
As it turns out, none of those things were on his list. Instead of thinking big, it turns out he continued to think small. Very small.
"Well, I would make sure that Annabelle had everything she needed dad. I know she needs some new shirts. Maybe I would buy some shirts for Annabelle."
Shirts? I was thinking to myself that maybe paying for her daycare would have been nice. But shirts or daycare, he was still thinking of his sister and how he could help her out.
"You're a good brother Lukas". I responded as I patted his helmet.
And with that, he zoomed away on his Razor. Once again leaving me a richer person for being his dad.