Today on our way to Walmart for pool rafts, I prepped Stink for the inevitable downfall that there probably wouldn't be any Scooby Doo life rings. I told him he could pick out another kind, but be aware that things cost money. And while we could have one kind of pool toy, the real expensive 100.00 cleans, spins and sings the margarena kind of preserver was out of the question. By the end of the conversation, I added the final nail to the coffin, "Money does not grow on trees."
He looked at me very somberly, so I asked him, "Do you understand?"
At which he replied. "Yes. Money does not grow on trees. It grows on floaties."