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.