Saturday, February 21, 2009

I don't want to be one of those...

A talk show radio program was playing in the back ground the other day and a commercial came and went after which Emma and I had the following conversation:

Emma: "I don't want to be one of those. I am afraid of heights."
Mummy: (After a significant pause as I thought about the commercial...) "What don't you want to be, Emma?"
Emma: "I don't want to be a millionaire."
Mummy: (after another significant pause while I tried to connect being a millionaire with heights, or to be more exact - fear of heights) "Why not Emma?"
Emma: " Cause I am afraid of heights and they said you have to be way up there to be a millionaire."
Mummy: "Do you know what a millionaire is, Emma?"
Emma: "Nope"
Mummy: "It's someone who is very, very rich and has a lot of money."
Emma: "OH! I want to be one of those! Don't you Mummy? "

I guess at the tender age of six Emma has indeed realized that money makes the world go round! And for those curious as to how I answered Emma - I simply said I wouldn't mind having a little more money than we do, Emma.
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