The most popular gifts in my house are hand made coupons.
I've received the following coupons from Amaya and Rio, good for: I will clean my room, I will take out the trash, I will feed the dog, and I will watch T.V with you...to list a few. All coupons for the things they do anyway, so I find these coupons amusing.
The most recent coupon was from Amaya, good for: Any lunch or dinner out of your choice for FREE! I immediately put it inside my purse, swearing it would come to good use the next time the opportunity presented itself.
"You went to Togo's for lunch today Mom?" Amaya inquired.
"Yeah...why?" I asked.
"Well, did you use your coupon?" Amaya asked urgently.
"No, I was by myself," I told her.
"Oh...well you can use it when ever you want." She then disclosed the coupon's terms for me. "It's an endless coupon, I can make more."
For weeks I've been interrogated by Amaya, regarding the dinner out coupon. Have I used it, when will I use it, why didn't I use it?
Her questions have me asking my own questions. Why would I use the coupon if I'm alone and does she think it actually has value?
"She can't think it's a real coupon, right?" I asked my husband. "She's ten. She has to know the difference."
"I don't know? She's ten and look how she spelled coupon," he pointed out.