Don’t Let Your Kids Get Ahold of Your Checkbook

Written by dad - 9 Comments

This past Sunday night I sat down to pay some bills when much to my surprise I opened the check and found a $1,000,000 check made out to our nine year old son. Not surprisingly, it was written in his own handwriting. When I flipped to the next check, it was made out to our six year old son (made out in his own, slightly messier handwriting) to the tune of another $1,000,000. When I flipped to the third check, it was a $2,000,000 check that was made out to our six year old (once again written in his own hand). And when I flipped to the fourth check, it was once again a $2,000,000 check, this time written by our six year old and payable to his older brother — what a generous guy!

Needless to say, I just about fell out of my chair laughing. It was late, but my wife was (thankfully) on West Coast time, so I could call her and share the humor of the moment. When I asked the boys about it on Monday morning, they sheepishly admitted to having done it. beyond this, they were utterly amazed that we didn’t actually have that much money in the bank! I wonder if this explains why we have to order checks so often in our household.

I was hoping to post ‘sanitized’ versions of the checks but our scanner is down for the count.

Published on November 7th, 2006 - 9 Comments
Filed under: Daily Life,Money
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  1. You can send the checks to me and I’ll gladly post them… to my bank account! 🙂

    Comment by Nick — Nov 7th 2006 @ 9:37 am
  2. We had a friend who used to include a $1,000,000 check (made out to my husband) in his Christmas cards – I always got a kick out of that!

    Comment by Katie — Nov 7th 2006 @ 1:17 pm
  3. Too funny. If you need to cover those checks just let me know – I can send you some million dollar bills!

    We use the bills as our business cards, so I always have a dozen in my wallet. It is fun to see people do a double take.

    Dogberry

    Comment by Dogberry — Nov 8th 2006 @ 3:40 am

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