Tuesday, March 16, 2010

I've Been Had...

I have a seven year old granddaughter. She burps out loud, a lot.  I talked to her about it a few times, with little effect. One day, I came up with a plan. I challenged her to a contest. Whenever one of us burps out loud, we must put a quarter in a plastic container.  At the end of the school year, winner take all.  It's okay, she's got money in her piggy bank.

I’ve been known to burp once in a while myself. So she may have gotten into the habit because of me. She burps all the time and thinks its so funny. I figured she’s gonna be bankrupt in no time at all. Of course, I’ll give her the money back when she finally breaks the habit.  You  see, a seven year old has no chance.

It’s been a several months and she hasn’t burped yet!


Yes, it is all my money in there! I've been had...

Precocious: "exhibiting mature qualities at an unusually early age. Ability to take advantage of old people easily"

22 comments:

  1. lol, my daughter is nearing three and the best I can do is get her to say excuse me. If I challenged her to something like that, I better be forking out the doe.I am a lady in public but once I'm home, it's all over.

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  2. My mom prides herself on being "that aunt" - the one who helps potty train etc via monetary rewards for her nieces and nephews. I wasn't so lucky I guess :/...

    With interest, that could be upwards of a Chipotle burrito I'm missing out on!

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  3. Boy they sure learn early don't they? It's how they getcha that's for sure.

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  4. Never bet with a seven year old.
    You can't win.

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  5. Well, at least you are on a self-imposed savings plan!

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  6. Sounds like she got lots of repressed burpage. I suggest infusing her juice boxes with Pepsi or Mountain Dew.
    xo Robyn

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  7. Ha ha ha! I love it! I wonder what she'll buy with it? :)

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  8. That's so funny! Kids need to be bribed! I'm an adult and still, the bribe gets me every time :)

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  9. Halarious! Good for her - she is learning her manners...and her tactics. I should learn from her! Ha!

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  10. Kids are smart when it comes to money man. I know my 2 year old son can con me out of 10 dollars for a toy I told him he couldn't get before when we in.

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  11. Maybe she was just setting me up in the first place. Maybe she never even really needed to burp. Darn! I've been teaching her to whistle, she'll probably find a way to make some money off me with that also...

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  12. What was puzzling me was the amount of notes that are in that box! Pennies are o.k. but there must have been a hell of a lot of burping going on to leave $5 bills there!
    Hummm, so who is cheating who? Lol!!!!
    Yeah, I have a 4 year old niece, and she has been whistling for a while...I wonder who taught her that!

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  13. Alice, we needed some parking meter money a while ago, so I took 20 quarters and left a fiver.

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  14. Yep, the kids will get ya, every time!

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  15. Kids these days seem to be born money smart and already knowing how to use a computer...

    Wonder what your granddaughter will buy with all that burp cash ;-)

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  16. she'll probably buy a DS game or something.... or maybe.... a car!!!

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  17. that's what grandparents are for. we get had even when we know they're doing it. LOL

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  18. I wonder if she would float me a loan?

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  19. Does she win all the money you've put in there too?

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  20. She sure does! But she has to wait until the end of the school year. I hope she trips up, or drinks a lot of soda, so I can some of my money back..

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  21. mrscolombo@yahoo.comApril 5, 2010 at 10:13 PM

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    Man...she played you!
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    I love it!

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