Little Boy Destroys Parents’ Life Savings
Kids, as you all very well know, have sticky fingers. No, I’m talking about the culprits behind your tablet having a half-inch layer of food caked on the screen, I’m talking about those little teeny, tiny fingers getting into things that would probably serve them best to avoid. (My sister once got her paws on some perfume that my mom bought in France—she drank it.)
Children’s hands know no bounds. Rocks aren’t safe from being eaten; insects aren’t safe from being tasted; magazines aren’t safe from being wrinkled and drooled on; and food isn’t safe from being eaten messily.
You know what else isn’t safe from little hands?
Oh, I dunno—your life savings!
So, a little guy in China was just doing what babies do; he was crawling around on the floor, searching for whatever he could get his hands on. His parents had tons of old books laying around, solely for the purpose of being ripped up.
Yeah. His parents actually bought old books so he could rip them up. So, while searching for large amounts of paper to tear into, he hit the jackpot.
But seriously. He hit the jackpot.
Underneath his parents’ bed was tons of paper—paper with numbers, pretty colors, and a nice portrait of Mao Zedong. What little guy wouldn’t want to tear up the prettiest and most expensive paper he could find?
Actually, he probably couldn’t have cared less about how much it cost. But his parents sure did!
Those little pieces of paper with Chairman Mao’s face on them added up to almost $5000 dollars that Momma and Papa were planning on using for a deposit on a new apartment. At least they had enough kindling for a fire to burn their dreams of a new apartment, right?
Thank goodness, no! They were actually able to find a bank that would swap the torn bills for some nice, new money—money that will more than likely be hidden a little bit higher than the reach of little hands.
Let this be a lesson to you: don’t train your child to tear paper as an extracurricular activity.
Has your child ever destroyed something important while playing?