"What is is?" the father asked.
"How much money do you make an hour?"
"I make $20 an hour," the father answered impatiently.
The little boy thought for a moment, then asked, "Daddy, can I have nine dollars?"
"Don't be ridiculous," the father answered. "I have a lot of work to finish, so stop bothering me."
Later, the father began thinking about his son's request.
"I've decided you can have the nine dollars," he said to his son.
"Oh, thank you," the boy replied as he opened his piggy bank and began counting out money.
When the father saw all the dollar bills his son had already saved, he began to get angry.
"Look at all the money you already have, he said, "What on earth are you going to buy?"
The boy added his father's nine dollars to the pile and offered the bills to his father.
"Daddy, may I buy an hour of your time?"
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To be in your children’s memories tomorrow, you have to be in their lives today. ~ Anonymous
The best thing to spend on your children is your time. ~Louise Hart
Kids spell love T-I-M-E. ~ John Crudele
“When we share ourselves with others, we give them the most priceless possessions we have: life and time…When you give someone your precious time, sharing yourself in listening, empathizing, praying, and working, that time can never be recovered. Once time is gone, it’s gone…but it’s never lost. It becomes an investment.” –Warren Weirsbe
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