My brother and the quarter

My three year old brother was told that if he kept from fighting with my sister for a day, he’d get a quarter.

My brother replied, “I already have a quarter.”

Silently, my thoughts corrected him: No, buddy, you don’t understand. You don’t need just one quarter. With money, you want to get as much as you can, even if you already have some.

Thinking back, I think I was wrong. Perhaps I’m the one who doesn’t understand.