Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Home Spun comic strip #353
The first time we set up an allowance was when Marina expressed interest in an American Girl doll. I wanted her to understand how expensive it was, so it made sense for her to have to save her own money for it. I figured she would either appreciate it more after saving for months, or she would lose interest in buying one. Win-win situation, as far as I was concerned.
It also taught them about making choices. If you are saving for that special toy, that doesn't mean mom and dad will buy the other toys you fall in love with every time we go out shopping. Unless I want the toy too. And it's on sale. I can't resist a sale.