Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Bobby Had A Nickel

Today was the first day in 25 years that I did not have a baby or home schooled child at home with me. We have been anticipating this day all summer. Everyone has asked, "What will you do with all your free time?" I will admit that the day felt like a tight, new pair of shoes that I couldn't get quite comfortable in. I kept thinking of this book from my childhood, where a little boy is given a nickel and he must think of how to spend it. There are many pages to the book with sweet 1950's artwork depicting what he might buy. He finally decides to spend his nickel on an experience rather than on a thing to own. I thought of this book all day long as I thought about how to spend my precious time.

1 comment:

  1. To spend it on an experience rather than on a thing to own...I love it!
    I remember a magazine that had pictures like this for words, and I loved looking at it at the doctor's office when I was in the waiting room as a child.