You see, if you go inside and put some money on one of these:
Then you get three cents off per gallon. I know three cents doesn't sound like much but lately . . . it adds up!
Anyway, we get these gasoline cards and sometimes I reuse a card but more often than not I'm in a hurry. I run into the store, purchase a card and head for the gas pumps. I empty the card at the pump and toss it in my purse.
What I'm left with is this:
A stack of empty gift cards in a pocket of my purse.
When I notice this pile of cards, do I throw them away? No way! Some of them are really cute! Of course that's not why I don't throw them away. I keep them because occasionally there are times when you're stuck somewhere boring with a four year old.
Four year olds like to play with things. They also have good imaginations. You see, a stack of cards like this could also be a . . .
A pretend deck of cards. Or . . .
Supplies to build cute little buildings. Or . . .
They can fight each other! (That's a poplular one among the boys.)
See? A four year old can do a lot with leftover shopping cards.
They're not the best toy on the block but they do well in a pinch. I'll keep that stack of cards in my purse.