Saturday, September 19, 2009

The Disneyland Fund

Behold - The Disneyland Fund.

It wasn't always the Disneyland Fund. For a while - when we were first married - it was "the change bottle", then it was lovingly referred to as "The DD's college fund"... but after the kids started taking an interest in dumping mom and (mostly) dad's change in there we started calling it "The Disneyland Fund."

I was sure we'd take the kids to Disneyland before we took them to Walt Disney World, but after the state of California came after Husband for $9000.00 in taxes that he didn't owe, from a time he didn't live there, all tourist money that might have been directed towards CA got channeled towards FL. The name stuck though... it was The Disneyland Fund.

The Disneyland Fund. Money we've been saving for souvenirs and extra spending money at Disney World. Not money for the actual trip costs, not hotel or airfare. Extra. Fun money!

If you've been to our house you've seen it. You may have had to help me move it, you might have tripped over it, or your kids might have thrown stuff in there. It has been emptied out to clean it out once before (as we were afraid the cheddar bunnies that ended up in there might attract bugs), which gave me daughters quite a bit of pleasure looking through all the coins as they put them back in. You'll notice that there is a lottery ticket in there, courtesy of a very young DD1 who decided - when given a choice of getting another lottery ticket or saving the two dollars in the Disneyland Fund - decided to save. We woke up the next morning to the ticket torn apart and placed lovingly in the bottle. The paper money is courtesy of Grandma and Peepaw, who were as excited as our kids about our someday having a family vacation to Disney. The change is from when Husband emptied out the tray in his car, or I emptied out the spilled change when I switched purses. It was just "extra".

We emptied the Disneyland fund today, and Husband took it to the bank with his two Darling Daughters. They called me with the total.

Take a look again at the picture. Keeping in mind that it's a glass water cooler bottle (big and heavy), how much would you say is in there?

My guess was a couple of hundred dollars, Husband guessed between $400 and $500.

So, what's your guess?

I'm leaving the amount in the comments.

All I can say is DISNEY WORLD HERE WE COME! (Nine days.)

8 comments:

Dodi said...

Nine hundred eleven dollars and thirty eight cents.

You could have knocked me over!

OHN said...

H.O.L.Y.C.O.W!!

With that kind of cash, you can each get an order of fries with your burgers!!

MorningGlory said...

wooo hooooo!!!! Lots of goodies and fun you can buy at DW! COOL

Jim said...

I figured we could now let the kids get a snack EVERY DAY. That'll take the first hundred...

Mrs. Kravitz said...

I'm speechless! I would have guessed a few hundred, at best. Way to go, guys! I'm thinking that you'll be getting some pretty cool souvenirs!

Sitting In Silence said...

Holy smokeeeeeeeeeee that is amazing Dodi...
What a great story....

Enjoy xoxox

tz said...

holy cow, that's a lot of change!

Rumour Miller said...

I was just going to say $1,000.00!

happy spending!