the challenge: day 49 [batteries needed]

My son, Cole, needed 2 AAA batteries for the remote control at the church.  With all of the equipment we have up there that require batteries, nothing requires that size.  After we had lunch, I told him I would stop at the store if he wanted to go in by himself and purchase batteries with his allowance.  At first he said, “No!  I’m not Joe, I can’t go in there alone.”  Once he realized that was his only way to get the batteries, he decided to go in.

He had $6.00 cash and went inside.  Joe, his little brother, says, “Mom, I better go in and check on him.  He’s probably crying or something.”  I told him no, and that his brother could handle this.  He came out without the batteries to ask for more money.  I gave him a few extra dollars and he went back in.  He came out this time with the pack of batteries.

He laid them on the seat in the car and I noticed they were AA batteries.  When I told him that, he said, “No mom, there’s AA and AAA in the package.  I chose this pack because it had what I needed and it was the cheapest one.  The other packs were all over $8.00 and this pack was only $6.79.”  I might have actually had a tear in my eye at that moment.  And I might mention here that he had no plastic bag.  🙂

About jody wissing

I'm a person just trying to matter in a crazy world.
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2 Responses to the challenge: day 49 [batteries needed]

  1. Nancy says:


  2. Jennifer says:

    Awww, Cole. There are several things in this post that make me wanna give that kid a hug. And Joe’s, “… he’s probably crying or something”, is just so funny. These are great kids Jody. You are blessed.

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