20 July 2008

She's Got High Hopes

Our eldest daughter has been saving all summer to buy herself a Nintendo DS.
Three weeks ago she reached her goal.
The entire family joyfully hopped in the car to watch her first major purchase with her own, hard-earned cash. We celebrated, we high-fived, we ooh-ed and aah-ed.
We discovered that Nintendo DS's do not come with any sort of starter games, so we all hung our heads in disappointment at the knowledge that she was back to the drawing board, now earning the dough to buy herself a GAME to play on the silly machine. (Shall we start a letter writing campaign? I mean, c'mon, if you're going to sell a game system, at least give the kid a cheesy starter game to go with it!)

Last week, our eldest daughter reached that goal and proudly plunked down the cash for her game. It's been NintenDogs Central around here ever since.

So at dinner this evening, we were discussing what the kids might want to save up for in the future. Of course, eldest daughter is saving for another Nintendo game.

When we asked our middle daughter what she was hoping to save money to buy, she quipped,
"Who me? I'm saving up for an RV."



Anonymous heather said...

That is so funny! By the time she saves enough, she'll be old enough to drive it.

9:31 AM  
Blogger gramarty said...

I fully intend to go with her on her first trip!

12:53 PM  
Blogger Abby said...

Weird, I had the same dream when I was 8. I don't think it's worthwhile to save up your allowance for anything that doesn't have a gas pedal. Ellie's right on!

3:57 PM  
Blogger L.L. Barkat said...

Wow, she must have SOME SAVINGS PLAN in place. :) Too, too funny.

8:34 PM  
Blogger rhon said...

I'm sitting in Panera laughing myself silly!

The DS machine purchase was a great lesson! Marketing works - getting them hooked and reel 'em in. Good for you guys in teaching them about money early on.

5:02 PM  

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