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But it is garbage....

July 1st, 2008 at 05:19 pm

My son decided in addition to a coin collection of real coins...he wanted to make some coins that he can do whatever he wants with. Since I am not partial to allowing someone to risk losing real money, I am ok with him having a fake collection.

He decided (wiht no help/input from anyone else) to take the tops of yogurt containers and make them into coins. Well first he asked for can tops, which I vetoed thinking they were sometimes sharp.

So one day he cleans up a yogurt top (not a real lid, a foil pull off kind) and writes a number on it, to make his 'coins'. He now has quite a collection of them, and is excited each time he or anyone eats yogurt. His sister is now in on the fun, rinsing her own lids off and writing her own numbers.

Meanwhile I am thinking "but it is garbage...." I am so not a frugal reusing earthy kind of person...I mean I do compost I do wish I had a garden, I do love walking outdoors, have a 'natural' lawn.....but deep down I am a city girl, who cringes at the thought of garbage being a toy.

3 Responses to “But it is garbage....”

  1. Koppur Says:

    It is good for the kids though. Not ony does it help teach them about reusing items, but also about how they don't need expensive toys to have fun. Kudos to you for letting your kids do this even if it is not somthing you would normally do. Smile

  2. nanamom Says:

    They will be recycled someday! That is cool that he is doing that.

  3. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    PrincessPerky, I bet you do recognize how many little things your kids learn by playing like that. Good for you for tolerating it, even when there is a part of you that is disturbed by it. If you know anyone who buys frozen concentrated orange juice, the ones with the metal lids have no sharpness at all and would make superb coins. Those store bought pop-open biscuit cans would, too. Wink

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