Slippers and toys
June 1, 2013

slipperstoysSon: I can see my gorilla feet slippers on top of the wardrobe waiting to go in the loft! Will you give them to someone else?

Mum: I don’t know yet – maybe.

Son: We could sell them? We could take them to a shop and offer a pack for sale with the other toys that are in there and someone could buy it – isn’t that a great idea? We could take them to Tesco’s.

Mum: It’s a very good idea. Tesco’s wouldn’t be the right shop to take them to though, because it doesn’t sell second-hand things, only new things.

Son: I know, I’ve got a better idea! We could take the slippers to a slipper shop and the toys to Toys ‘R’ Us!

Mum: Good thinking, but those shops would still only sell new things. We could take them to a charity shop in Stony Stratford.

Son: What’s a charity shop?

Mum: They sell used things, and the money they get for selling them goes to different causes; there’s one for animals, –

Son: So animals get the money?

Mum: Well, the money pays for animals without a home to have food and a home. But there are other charity shops too, where the money gets used for other good reasons. Or we could post a message about them in an online shop called eBay, where we would get most of the money.

Son: Let’s do that, so I can have the money for my money box.

Mum: So YOU can have the money?!

Son: Yes… I’ll give you half if you like?

Food for thought
September 30, 2012

Me: Did you have your Harvest Festival Assembly today?

D: Yes – in the hall. All the food was put out on the tables in the hall. I could see my pot of fruit, but I couldn’t see my tin.

Me: Ah – did they put all the food together on the table?

D: Yes.

Me: And where’s the food going?

D: To those countries that don’t have any food. Which countries are they?

Me: Some parts of Africa, some parts of India…

D: Some parts of China?

Me: Possibly.

D: Some parts of Crete?

Me: I don’t think they’ll be going to Crete, I think Crete has enough food – it had food when we went there, didn’t it?

D: But there might be another part of Crete that doesn’t have food.

Me: True.

D: Where else? …Manchester?

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