Saturday, April 9, 2011

Made My Son Cry Today ...

We all know how much Dylan loves LEGO's ... especially Star Wars LEGO's! He has spent all his money on new Star Wars LEGO's and they are now displayed in his room. (that is for another day's post) However, there is one particular set that he really wants and has been asking for. Every time we go in the LEGO store or into Target he just stares at it. He keeps asking and I keep saying no. Dylan is learning the value of the all mighty dollar and that money must be earned. Yes, I even said 'money doesn't grow on trees ya know' ... wow, just like a parent huh?

Well, today we had to run some errands to get a few things for our vacation and once again he asked to go look at the LEGO's. As he stared with awe he said, "Mom, I'm going to keep saving until I have enough money and buy this. It's on sale for $35.99" He then proceeded to walk away and I put the LEGO box in the cart. We continued our shopping and I told him that maybe if he helped clean the house today and kept doing so well in school that he could earn the LEGO set. Mind you, he has been walking alongside the cart moping like he just lost his best friend. Just then he looked in the cart and tears began to roll down his face. He ran to me and hugged me so tightly. I asked why he was crying and he said, "Because I'm so happy" This is when I knew I made the right choice when I put the box in the cart.

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