Toonies, Loonies and Bucks Win!

Posted: February 16, 2013 in On the Lighter Side, Parenthood
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Saturday morning, ah, finally a day to sleep in…

Cue the light beaming from the hallway and the rainstorm of a zillion coins dropping into plastic buckets! No, it’s not a break and enter. It’s my son completely engaged in one of his favourite pastimes:  playing with his coin collection! He orders and sorts, counts and records; he even makes up games with them. “Mom, guess what? Toonies, loonies and bucks win!”

Don’t be mistaken. Though one could argue he is a bit of a hoarder when it comes to his coins, he’s definitely not greedy. He’s not even particulary focused on their monetary value. In fact, he’d willingly share with his little brother, “Do you want a 5 buck or a 10 buck?”

He has been captivated by numbers for as long as I can remember. At the age of 4 he took a little ruled notepad, numbered every page then began numbering every line from 1 up to 500 and something! (He could probably tell you 500 and what exactly.) Talk about PASSION!

As parents, we all hope that our children find their ‘thing’. You know, that activity or interest they have an aptitude for, that something that brings them success, and more importantly, that thing that brings them joy! (It’s hard not to picture the commercial with the little boy sitting at the back of the bus playing his tuba, isn’t it?! Well, Play on, brassman!)

Yes, one of my greatest desires for my kids is that they find something they are passionate about and do it! …Even if it means a 52,000 penny roll at 7 A.M. on a Saturday!

So, count your blessings and discover your passion! That’s my 2 cents;)!


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