An ode to pocket money

In my day when things were cheap

you could play for hours  on the street

you didn’t need  many toys or stuff

a ball and skipping rope were quite enough


so when we got our pocket money

it was always spent on treats

we’d  rush down the shops

and blow it all on sweets


sherbert dip dabs, love hearts,

refreshers and gum

not a care for our teeth

or getting a big round tum


I used to get  25p

on Monday’s right after tea

sometimes granny gave some extra

to my sister and me


We always loved it very much

when she came to stay

but we couldn’t spend her  money on sweets

no that  had to go



(where on earth was away and what became of it???)



With my own kids I try to  make them save, and set

goals within their reach

as a budgeting blogger

I feel I really ought to teach




They spend it as soon as they get it

on Beanos, cards and  choc

top trumps, stickers and smarties

yes also straight down the shop.


They buy more toys than we did

and far less sweets these days,

but we know far  more about teeth

and get all anxious about play


but  pocket money unlike time

really brings little change

the urge to spend and treat ourselves

seems always to remain!


so even though they get £2

FAR more than I ever did

despite my good intentions

they still spend it like a kid.


This pocket money post is my entry into the tots100 pocket money challenge to win a mini ipad


also  linking up to …..
Prose for Thought



  1. August 23, 2013 / 10:10 pm

    I love that they “spend it like a kid”! So true. Why save when you’re that little and you want a tiny plastic toy that will break in 30 seconds RIGHT NOW!
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  2. August 25, 2013 / 7:51 am

    Thank you so much

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