Bank talk

Remember last week when I talked about my son and his big plan on borrowing money from the bank?

For some reason I have now become popular as a source of knowledge on banking. I mean sure, I was able to explain to my four year old the basic concept on borrowing money from the bank and returning it with interest once you have made profit. For any more detailed information on banks I would suggest using websites like Know Your Bank, who can help you compare your local banks with all kinds of data and even reviews. In fact they have a page dedicated to glossary of financial terms like common stock ( not cows and sheep, the other kind ) and total deposits ( which is what my husband will be doing for the rest of his life according to Little J).

My husband will agree neither Little J nor I are subject experts when it comes to handling money.

Further more a while ago we were building a whole town with Legos, as we do often. Little J was in charge of the bank and he build a long road, some lights, a little ATM box and a gate. When I asked him where the rest of the bank is he looked at me baffled.

Little J: What do you mean the rest of the bank?

Me: You know, the building.

Little J: What building?

Me: Building, with doors and windows and offices inside.

Little J: Banks are in buildings?

Turns out I have never taken my son into a bank before. He thought driving through and picking up money from the ATM is banking…

As a special treat I took him with me the other day to make some deposits to a checking account. He loved it. The ladies told him he was handsome and gave him a pen. No ATM does that right?

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  1. Rachel October 17, 2012 at 20:25 #

    Twitter: racheldrechsel
    He is adorable.

  2. Alison October 17, 2012 at 21:53 #

    Twitter: AlisonSWLee
    That’s so cute. How long will it be before they decide going to a bank is not fun? I want to be a kid again.
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  3. Bridget October 17, 2012 at 22:43 #

    Twitter: twinisms
    Yeah…I’m pretty sure none of my kids have been inside a bank.
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  4. [email protected] October 17, 2012 at 23:03 #

    My kids think bank mean free lollipops. I love that you are in the shot, too.
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  5. [email protected] Mom October 18, 2012 at 05:17 #

    Twitter: copilotmom
    Great photo! I remember loving the bank when I was little. Small slips of paper and pens on metal strings, what could be better?
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  6. Ally October 18, 2012 at 07:03 #

    Twitter: normalmomally
    Such a fun photo with your reflection in there!
    So funny, of course he’d have no reason to imagine a building having only seen the ATM. :) I used to think the bank was great fun when I was a kid. Always got a sucker or piece of candy whether we went in or through the drive through.
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  7. Amanda October 18, 2012 at 08:21 #

    Twitter: lilahbility
    New field trip idea for rainy days!!! 😉
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  8. Pamela October 18, 2012 at 09:05 #

    Twitter: pameloth
    LOL, I love it! I wish my ATM would treat me like the bank teller treats your son — it’s the least it could do :)
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  9. christine October 18, 2012 at 10:37 #

    My kids beg to go to the bank. They have big cookies out on the table for patrons to enjoy. I think the bank tellers wish my kids didn’t know the bank had a building:)
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    • Stasha October 18, 2012 at 11:05 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      I think I might have to change banks. Pens are not near as cool as cookies ( for me anyway 😉 )

  10. Barbara October 18, 2012 at 12:59 #

    Twitter: babspinfrance
    I love that he didn’t think banks were in buildings! Pens are always cool.
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  11. Runnermom-jen October 18, 2012 at 16:00 #

    Twitter: runnermomjen
    Ha! That is so funny. That is exactly how I do my banking as well.
    And, he DOES look handsome dressed in his little jacket.
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  12. The Meaning of Me October 18, 2012 at 18:58 #

    Amazing how many things today’s kids grow up not knowing because it’s simply not part of their world – and how many things they know that we would never have guessed about. Mine loves going to the bank with her Dad. Should probably keep an eye on that… :)
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  13. By Word of Mouth Mus October 18, 2012 at 20:42 #

    Twitter: ByWordsMusings
    Such a little man! Our bank has iPads, coffee, milk and cookies, and lollipops … yes, its Boca 😉
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  14. The Sisterhood October 19, 2012 at 11:33 #

    Twitter: SensibleMoms
    This is adorably for the win! Ellen
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  15. Deirdre October 19, 2012 at 12:53 #

    Twitter: ladiesholiday
    I love that he wore a suit jacket on his outing- LOL!

  16. Stacie October 19, 2012 at 12:57 #

    Twitter: snapsandbits
    So cute! Your little man is so well dressed. I can’t get mine out of sweatpants!
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  17. Janice October 19, 2012 at 13:38 #

    Twitter: mommyslounge
    He is too cute. You know, this just made me realize that I have never taken my daughters into a “real” bank before either. Maybe we should do that one of these days. I can’t remember the last time I went in one. I do most of my banking online or ATM nowadays… 😉 Thanks for the idea!
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  18. Diane October 19, 2012 at 23:02 #

    Twitter: dkotucker
    OMG…that is hysterical! Reminds me of the time my sister said she was ironing an outfit before going out. Her daughter came in and asked her what she was doing. Baahaahaa!
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    • Stasha October 19, 2012 at 23:19 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      My grandma used to iron socks! How bored were people before internet??!

      • The Meaning of Me October 22, 2012 at 19:48 #

        Oh, I laughed out loud here. My grandmother used to iron my grandfather’s handkerchiefs, of all things. He liked them that way. And then he used them to blow his nose. Honestly!
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  19. Kelly Kardos October 20, 2012 at 07:16 #

    Lmao!! Oh Stasha. This is the most fun I have coming here to visit you and the antics of little J!! I just love it.

  20. leighann October 20, 2012 at 08:21 #

    I had never thought about this. My daughter probably thinks the same
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  21. Liz October 21, 2012 at 05:47 #

    That’s so cute!!!
    I’m sure if I was raising kids now they would think along the same lines. I NEVER go into a bank these days. In fact, even when my youngest 2 were little, I rarely went into a bank (they are 21 & 20 now)!!
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