One Dollar of Christmas Spirit

We parked, and my 4 year old son asked for the backpack he takes to preschool. He said he wanted the dollar we'd put in there the day before. The dollar was for show and share at school. He needed to bring a rectangle, so I'd put the dollar in his backpack. I reminded him, but he persisted. He wanted that dollar. At 4, it is time that he learns about money. That it is finite. That a dollar can only stretch so far. I let him take the dollar so that he could buy something in the store with it. But he didn't take it into the store......more