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My children and I went to the mall. We were expecting that my husband’s salary would come in advance just like the usual but unfortunately it didn’t. Still my children and I ate at a donut shop which was their choice. So, I got all their orders but we have water as our beverage. Not because it was an option but I have no choice since they were not offering soft drinks, their hot chocolate was out of stock and their iced tea was so priced.
Then I sat down with them and ate. Then later my son was holding the donut shop’s promotional water bottles and asked me – “Mommy, why are we drinking water? Don’t they have iced tea?” So, I told him that we have to settle for water since there is no other healthier choice and besides, papa’s salary haven’t arrived yet so mommy couldn’t buy iced tea for everyone. Then my son just replied…”OK” and drank the whole bottle.
I was really appreciative of my son’s reaction. At the age of five, he understands the value of things that we could not afford. I am glad that he doesn’t throw tantrums when he doesn’t get his way.