Yesterday, Brady used his very own money to pick out a toy he had his eye on the last time we went grocery shopping. On the way out of the store, a huge rack of beanie babies caught his eye, specifically a little kitty cat. I told him that we already paid, so he would have to wait and he was ok with that. But then I looked down a second later and he was carrying out of the store. Oops!
We put it back and I explained he could use his money to go back and get it another time, if he wanted to. He has saved up six whole dollars from not peeing his pants at Grandpa’s. (Grandpa is watching him during the day now and for a couple of weeks, if he made it a whole day without pottying in his pants he got a dollar. He has been potty-trained for almost 6 months now but he reverted back a bit.)
So I took him back yesterday and he immediately spotted the cat. I asked if he wanted to pick out something different and for a moment he reconsidered, but then decided on getting the cat. The tag says his name is Pepper.
He slept with it last night and it is sitting on his lap right now while he watches Daniel Tiger on TV.
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