Dollars to… Dollar Store

25 Aug

Elijah decided last night that we were overdue for a trip to the dollar store. He had some change burning a hole in his piggy bank so we sat down to count out how much he needed to bring. He decided $2 would be enough so we set to work sorting and making dollar piles.

Sadie took his cue and got down to business trying to figure out which ones were the quarters. With an 8.5% sales tax, the kids figured out how much extra they would need to pay ‘the Man’ on top of toy money (8 1/2 cents for each dollar).

We couldn’t go on our adventure without a map so Sadie drew it and then recited the directions to me while I drove:

1. Take the road that goes to the dollar store.

2. Turn into the parking lot.

3. Find a parking space.

4. Step up onto the curb and walk through the door.

So general and yet so specific… 

It felt a little strange taking out the camera in the dollar store so you’ll have to take my word for it. Careful selections were made by both children, cashier was paid exact amount, plastic toys and fuzzy red purse are being cherished.


Posted by on August 25, 2008 in Uncategorized


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3 responses to “Dollars to… Dollar Store

  1. velezfamily

    August 25, 2008 at 10:11 pm

    Love the directions…! 🙂

  2. Christa

    August 26, 2008 at 6:46 am

    I wish map quest would make it that simple!

  3. waltzingthroughlife

    August 30, 2008 at 5:47 pm

    Fantastic directions!! 🙂

    I need to start doing this. E & E love the Dollar Store, but it’s always my dollars that we’re spending. I think I need to put a bug in their ear about them being able to use their own money . . . . .


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