Friday Payday from Uncle: $1.00
Cleaning up huge mess after your sisters: $5.00
Birthday gift card from friend: $15.00
Price of a really good report card: $16.00
Price of a Nintendo DS Lite: $129.99 + tax
Finally saving enough money to buy your own Nintendo DS: Priceless
Einey's last report card came on Wednesday, the last day of school. After six months of hard work, she's finally saved enough money to buy her self a DS. She's saved birthday money, report card money, cleaning up money, Friday "payday" dollars from uncle, returned can change, and other money she's gotten here and there. It took her six months, but she never once wanted to get instant gratification by spending her money otherwise. She knew she wanted a DS and it would take awhile, but after six months, she's finally the owner of a metallic rose DS.
We hope, in having her save money, that she'll appreciate it more and take better care of it. We hope, that this lesson, will go along way. We could have just brought her one (something many people have asked: "well why don't you just give her one?") but felt that if she earned it, it would be better for her.
For now, she's happy with her new toy. Now to make sure she puts it down and goes outside!