Today we took all the "pinnies" out of the piggy. We counted out 4 of the big ones (quarters) and put all the others back. He put his four big pinnies into a plastic baggy and we headed off to the store so he could buy himself a car. He picked out the car he wanted and we took it to the registers. We went through the u-scan because all the other lanes, okay the THREE other lanes that were opened on a Sunday afternoon were packed and I only had a few groceries. I asked the cashier if he could give her the money instead of putting it into the u-scan. She looked at me like I was crazy but she took the quarters from him. I really wanted him to pay an actual person, not a box. She gave him back two smaller pinnies and then he got to open up his new car. We used one of the coins for him to ride the penny horse and the other one he got to put back into his piggy bank when we got home. It was quite the adventure.
At this age there are so very many milestones. My little guy is really growing up. This car represents a neat one of those milestones. He is officially learning about money!