This past Saturday the kids each received a Valentine’s card from my folks with a $5 bill in each one. Even two year old Amy got a $5 bill. She was so thrilled with it that she ran up on her house and sat there smiling at it as she held it stretched between her two hands. I asked her to give it to me for safe keeping and she didn’t complain. A few minutes later Cathy saw her walking down the hall with tears streaming down her face as she wimpered over and over “he took it.” I quickly returned it.
When I thought it had been forgotten I gave it to Cathy for safe keeping. This morning Amy sat on her house with her Valentine’s Day card and said, “I lost my dollar.”