so wingman got a cool craft book from my sister for christmas a few days ago.
immediately he set to work on his first craft. a little decorated plastic money box.
when he finished he was so proud! he did it largely by himself and i was proud of him, too.
he came up and told me he didn't have any money for it (which is not true, that kid has more money than god. a wallet a few inches thick and money in the bank. i don't know where he gets it, but he's got it)
where was i? oh, yeah, basically he asked me for some money to put in his new box and i was pleased with his effort and gave him a dollar to put in.
because for the last 24 hours he's been wandering around, shaking his little money box in every one's face, giving us "the look". and he's stopped asking, he just shakes his box.
to which the lord of the ring said
"so what? now you're a panhandler?"
the lord of the ring seemed slightly disgusted but i feel oddly comforted by it.
if nothing else, it's a useful skill to have indeed.