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A Homemade Cash Register – Ka Ching!

What is it about home made toys that make them so irresistible? They are always 100 times more fun to play with and perhaps because of the effort taken to make it, the children seem to appreciate it more.

One pretend play that Bea really enjoys is “Supermarket”. When she and her cousin, R, get together, it’s on  the top of the list. Everything and anything can be bought and sold.  R’s mother up the ante even more by making a cash register out of a cardboard pot box! I loved the details that went into it – there were even sponges under the buttons to make it feel bouncy and a plastic container as the cash container! Simply amazing! (Confession : I couldn’t help but to play with the cash register myself!)

 

A DAY AT THE SUPERMARKET

 

It was a typical Sunday at the B & R Supermarket. Miss Bunny,  Mr Dog and Choo Choo were patiently lining up to buy their weekly supply of groceries.

Customers are lined up!

Customers are lined up!

 

Mr Dog had not forgotten how he didn’t have enough $$ to buy his supply of bones last week. This week he brought a bucketful of money.

Mr Dog and his bucket of cash

Mr Dog and his bucket of cash

 

However, Mr Dog found to his chagrin that the 2 lady bosses were engrossed in counting their money. In fact, they even took his money to count as well, even before he could spend it! Talk about financial terrorism!

 

The lady bosses

The lady bosses

 

Looking at the huge wads of money in the cash register, Mr Dog could not contain himself any longer and gave a loud “WOOOOFFF! That’s my hard earn money! You better return it to me before I bite you in the backside and set the Alsatian white collar crime unit on you!” (Everyone knew that you don’t mess with the Alsatians.)

Poor Mr Dog's money

Poor Mr Dog’s money

That shook up the 2 lady bosses and they promptly realised the folly of their ways. They quickly opened the till and returned Mr Dog’s money.

Honesty is the best policy

Honesty is the best policy

 

Mr Dog turned to Miss Bunny and said, “Sometimes, you have to stand your ground against the little ruffians. Now, Miss B and Miss R, I need to get my weekly supply of honey mustard.”

Mr Dog was no ordinary mutt, he ate his bones with a lovely side of honey mustard.

Honey Mustard

Honey Mustard

Miss R scanned the code of the honey mustard. After all, even a grocery shop operating on a rent free mattress had to have some professional standards.

 

Homemade  barcode scanner

Homemade barcode scanner

 

With a great respect to Mr Dog, Miss B and Miss R quickly completed the sale by punching in the price on the bouncy buttons of the cash register and sending Mr Dog on his way with his honey mustard and a free bag of bones.

Bouncy number buttons

Bouncy number buttons

 

Miss B and Miss R hard at work

Miss B and Miss R hard at work

 

The End

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