Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Maggie Jane, CPA

I've been hunting around for a photo of a book that Maggie wrote a while back called "I Luv Munny," but I can't find it (or the book itself) anywhere. I thought that I had posted it here, but apparently not. Maggie luvs munny. It's a little disconcerting for a bleeding heart like me to see such fiscal obsession in one so young. It reminds me of that 80's sitcom Family Ties where Michael J. Fox played Alex P. Keaton, the young Republican son of a couple of old hippies. It's not really that Mags is any more of a consumerist than any young child who watches too many cartoons with advertising, she just likes to count and stack her filthy lucre - and probably roll around in it - like Scrooge McDuck.

The Evidence:

Maggie had been playing quietly up in her room for some time the other day, and when I went in there later, this is what I found. She'd been happily humming to herself while she divided out her allowance money (she never spends any of it) and clipped stacks of it it together with sparkly flower barrettes. Fiscally feminine!


Would you like to know the real kicker? The thing that really makes me shake my head? Each of those little packets is arranged by the first letter of the serial number on each dollar. She's organizing her allowance by serial number. I'm not kidding.

See - all A's!

This is how my 5-year old spends her free time. Something tells me that I should kiss up to her a little more so that she'll take care of me when I get old and she has all the money.


  1. AMAZING! By Serial Number?! What?!

  2. I know, crazy much? We'll have to introduce her to excel spreadsheets pretty soon. So fun!


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