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loonies and toonies oh my

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

not looney toons or anything like that (even though sometimes i think i can give foghorn leghorn a run for his money) i am talking about those wonderful coins that weigh down your purse, your pockets and are always good at tim horton's or coffee time (double double, eh?)
outside of coffee, what the heck can you buy with a loonie?
only in my world does redemption cost a loonie...for one dollar, i can absolve myself of all the guilt that comes with eating things that i am not supposed to eat, whether it's fast food, popcorn ( the extra buttery kind-no wood chips for me) and consumption of beer (not my doing, the hubby did that one)..oh daughter of mine decided that in order to curb this rambunctious behaviour, we will put a toonie or a loonie in a jar for each and every infraction...you know, sort of like paying a fine...my contribution to the coffers is up to 8 dollars so far..i'm getting penalized for stuff that is ALREADY in the house...i thought that i could get a pass since it isn't stuff that came from mickey d's or something like that but nope...i touch the buttery popcorn on movie nights and i have to pay up..guilt doesn't sit well with me either...i had something today (nope, not telling) and i put my coin in the jar...both the hubby and daughter had something to say but i quickly shut them down with the fact that i am HONEST and i am trying...(well, aside from the pralines and cream ice cream in a waffle cone on thursday, i am really trying :) hubby stuffed a couple of IOUs in the jar LOL..easter dinner we were given a pass so i took advantage and had a piece of cake...when i tried to have some today, holy crap, did i ever hear the noise...if i thought that having easter cake after easter would be a no-no, i would have had a bigger piece.
i asked if she would take quarters instead of the solid coin and she politely (and quite firmly) declined. her thought is that if i am making the effort to pay my fines in solid coins, then i should put the same effort into eating healthy so i wouldn't have to pay a fine.
i hate it when she is right :)





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REAL_FOOD 4/14/2009 10:54PM

    I love it! Very similar to what we did in the team challenge with the $100 bill.

Did I not know you were Canadian? At least I'm assuming you are, what with the loonies and the Tim Horton's and all :)

Good for you and for your whole family for making this effort. And, yep, it really gets me when my kids are right!

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