When you don’t earn money
It’s not easy to look other people in the eye when you need something. When you can’t don’t earn your own income. When buying something in a shop is not as easy as opening your wallet.
That must be how little people feel. Especially little two year olds who needs wants something.
We were in the shop buying the odd groceries when Zander asked me to take him out of the trolley. He said that he wanted to show me something and as we walked down the aisle he sang “Jingle Bells”. So darn cute. He got to the exact toy he wanted to show me and as tempting as it was to buy it, I explained to him that I don’t have enough money with me. He did not take that well.
He didn’t tantrum but he cried and asked me over and over to please buy it. Saying over and over that he wants it. Even going as far as saying he wants to show his Dad. I felt so sorry for him.
He was sad and unhappy and crying all the way to the car. I kept on telling him that I’ll go back and buy it when I have money. He told me to go back and buy it. To please go and buy it. My heart just broke.
On our way home he worked it all out in his little 2 year old mind though. Through tears he told me that I must go to work. I must go work and then go buy him his toy.
How very clever and sweet is that.
Still feel sad for him though. Not easy when you can’t don’t earn money.