To me, this seemed a little bit of an extravagance. After all, he has access to almost every video game system available (my husband, bless his heart, loves them). So what did he need with a fancy ipod?
But I didn't say no. I told him to go ahead and save his own money.
And he did. He started saving, and the money slowly added up.
Then, it came time to plan his birthday party...and he couldn't decide what he wanted. We gave him many choices, all fun and interesting ideas. But nothing seemed to thrill him.
Then I had a brilliant idea. I offered a trade - I could make him a birthday party, the kind that we always make, or I could give him $100. I did not try to sway him either way - in fact, I wasn't totally sure what I thought about the idea.
And after some deliberation, he chose the money over the party. And he's even closer to his goal.
I think I got off easy.
What do you think?
|Thanks to my dad for the picture.|