“How was the concert?” I asked my two eldest children as they trooped through the door in the wee hours of the morning.

“I loved it!” my 14-year-old enthused. “And now I need to make $40 a month, because I signed up to sponsor a little boy in Bangladesh for $40 a month. Do you know how I can make some money?”

I glanced at my 12-year-old. “Did you sign up to sponsor a child, too?” I asked.

“No,” he replied. “I don’t have $40.”

(Neither did my 14-year-old, just for the record.)

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