Conversations about pizza and pensions

“Can we have delivered pizza for tea tonight?” asked Belle on Saturday as we walked past Papa Johns. Delivered pizza is her favourite meal. Normal pizza is second.

“No,” I said.

“But we haven’t had pizza for aaaaages!” she complained.

“We had Domino’s on Wednesday,” I reminded her.

“Exactly,” she said, “that’s ages ago!”

“No,” I confirmed, “we aren’t having pizza for tea.”


She was quiet for a little while. I thought she might be hatching some sort of bribe based plan where she would try to negotiate pizza in return for doing a chore that she should be doing regardless, but I was wrong.

“When I grow up and I’m a billionaire,” she told me, completely straight faced as though fame and fortune was a given, a quality I admire in her, “I’m going to have delivered pizza every single day.”

“Don’t you think you might get a bit fat and spotty?”

“No, because I won’t have to go to work so I will go to the gym everyday.”

“Going to the gym doesn’t contain any nutrients,” I pointed out, ever one to pop the billionaire dream bubble. “Besides, I don’t think you have to wait until you are a billionaire, I think you just have to wait until you go to university.”

“Really??” Her eyes were wide and sparkly.

“Yeah, you just spend all your student loan on pizza and beer, I think that’s how it works.”

“Well I’m not going to be silly like that,” she told me, serious again, “I’m going to invest it all in a pension.”



  1. 24 November, 2014 / 6:03 pm

    What a little messer:)

  2. 24 November, 2014 / 10:53 pm

    hehe…. love it! baya would eat pizza every day too if she oculd! Or chips….

  3. 24 November, 2014 / 11:36 pm

    Haha :) sounds like she has her head screwed on right (or wrong, because pizza and beer at uni is awesome) x

  4. 24 November, 2014 / 11:56 pm

    I love the mix of sense and whimsy. She may really be on to something about her pension, though. Laurence is always going on (to younger people) about how much more your pension is worth the earlier you start it.

  5. 25 November, 2014 / 2:45 pm

    Ha! Brilliant, I kinda want to be her actually xx

  6. 26 November, 2014 / 2:39 pm

    Brilliant! Love this convo…you had some good answers there too…hope I can be that on the ball one day! ;) x

  7. 26 November, 2014 / 8:21 pm

    Haha brilliant! And very sensible, I still haven’t started a pension! x

  8. 28 November, 2014 / 7:58 pm

    ha! Brilliant, I reckon she’s probably right or pension mm

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