A Chinese toddler, who was fond of ripping up old books provided by his parents, destroyed the family’s entire life savings, when he found a box full of banknotes under a bed.
One day the 4-year-old boy got to parents’ bedroom and discovered the box full of cash, thought to be worth around N 784,000.
The little destroyer has immediately started his favourite action: ripping the paper to shreds, while the parents were in a neighbouring room, unaware of what was going on.
“We don’t have much time for reading here.
“We didn’t really care when he ripped up the old books we had lying around, and it was easy to buy very cheap old books down the market which he happily ripped into small pieces,” the 28-year-old mother of the child said.
“I thought if I left him alone with a book for an hour it would be no problem and we could hear the ripping sounds from the kitchen but didn’t think anything of it.”
“My family told me that it was not and I now realise they were right after he found all our money and ripped it up. It was all our savings,” the upset mother continued.
The family had been saving for a deposit on a new apartment, which they were going to buy in the year 2014. Fortunately, the family found a generous bank willing to would match the value of the notes and exchange them for new ones.
The mother of the little destroyer said that she had now put a stop to her sons’ destructive habit:
“I realise that perhaps it wasn’t very sensible, I’m just very glad that the bank staff agreed to help,” the woman concluded.
So, watch your kids. Don’t let them do really stupid things.