I gave each of the boys their very own Nestle Crunch Bar as a token of mommy love. As they were devouring their precious little treasures, they ran up to me.
Tank (grinning from ear to ear): Hey mommy, we can spell "Hollywood"!
(jumps up and down and then looks over at his co-conspirator)
Dash (ever so proudly): H-O-L-L-Y-W-O-O-D!!!!!
Me: (staring at them looking very confused)
Tank: That means we win $10,000!!!
Tank: Okay, do you think it will at least get us into the semi-finals?
They both stood there eagerly awaiting my answer. A look of hope on their sweet, chocolate covered faces. I, however, was still confused.
Then it hit me! I looked at the wrapper and wouldn't you know it... On the front of each wrapper it said:
Collect & Win!
Spell GO TO HOLLYWOOD
and you could go to the FINALE!
Okay, now *I* was disappointed too! It's hard to dash the dreams of such little guys, especially when it comes to feats of spelling.
Now I'm still trying to figure out where the $10,000 idea came into play...
Question: How do you feel about easy money?
I have a friend who is dead set against it. Personally, I don't like it much and think it doesn't do people much good, especially in the long-run. Semi-easy money... that could be fun, no? But in smaller amounts.
Honestly, I would NEVER want to win the lottery! Waaaay too much pressure and trust issues. I have nothing to fear though since I have zero chances of winning. Might as well go driving down the street throwing dollar bills out the window...
(And to those who choose to participate in said activities-- you know who you are-- this is not a rant or lecture personally directed towards you). :-)