Every penny went into her "pocket money" jar.
My four year old desperately wanted an ipod, just like a big girl friend - who comes from a family of kids each with their own iPod!
I tried to discourage the idea, and thought to myself, "There's no way!"
However, Miss Determined decided she would 'save up', despite how long I told her it would take. I didn't take her too seriously.
When her brother's $10 or $15 was burning a hole in his pocket and he just had to spend it on Lego, she would browse the toy aisles without a care.
I would suggest toys to buy.
"No, I'm still saving up for my iPod"
When Grandpop gave the kiddos $2 each to buy a lolly, Miss Determined would stash her $2, insist she didn't want a lolly, and come home to promptly drop her goldie in the jar.
Well Miss, your determination paid off. You proved me wrong, and I couldn't be more proud.
Now to embrace (eek. I would rather they play outside!) the technology - and put some serious boundaries in place.
How do you deal with kids and technology? Or kids and money? Any tips? xx