Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Do you remember the first thing you bought with money that you saved? I think mine was a box of Drumsticks Sundae Cones, which I bought and then ate all for myself.
Yaks has had his eye on a Buzz Lightyear action figure since summer began. With no birthday or Christmas in sight, we told him that if he wanted it, he was going to have to save for it. We got him a container for his money, and gave him a list of jobs with $$ amounts attached that he could complete in order to earn money for his Buzz.
The weeks dragged on, and on Saturdays we would faithfully go to Wal-Mart and visit Buzz, making sure he was still there. :) I would check the price tag, hoping the price would GO DOWN. Yaks was determined that Buzz would one day be his.
He saved and saved, keeping constant track of his money jar. Occasionally, he would set his sights on something else that he wanted, but all I had to say was, "Well, if you choose to buy that, you'll have to work longer to buy your Buzz." I was so proud to see him turn down other "temptations" and keep on track with his goal.
Family members came to visit us this summer, and kindly gave him jobs (and dollars) to help him out. Thanks, family!
In a world where we can still (despite the economy) can get anything right NOW, I'm proud of Yaks for patiently saving his money and working towards a goal. He's a good example to all of us on how it SHOULD be done.
After a tough lesson in tithing ("Bishop can't take all my money for my Buzz!"), we visited the city over Labor Day weekend with enough money to purchase his toy. He turned over all his wrinkled dollar bills to Josh, and we swiped the debit card and took Buzz home. Finally! Mission: Accomplished.
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