Real conversation in the Jeep while taking Creed to basketball practice this evening:
Creed: Dad when I’m in the NBA will I make a million dollars? If I make a lot of money, I can take care of you and mom.
Me: Hah. Maybe.
Creed: Dad? What’s the most expensive car in the world?
Me: Oh I don’t know. Maybe a Bugatti?
Creed: Is a mansion or a castle more expensive?
Me: Probably a castle.
Creed: Dad, what’s the most expensive thing in the world?
Me: I want to share a life lesson with you bud.
Creed: like what?
Me: The most expensive thing in the world is Time.
Me: They don’t make it anymore. The Time I used to have is long gone, priceless. It’s irreplaceable, and no matter how much I want it, I can’t find it anywhere. What little I do have left, I’d rather save it, and hold onto it for as long as I can.
Creed: Dad, you can have some of mine if you want it.
Me: Nah little man. I love watching the way you spend yours.