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To be incredibly proud of my DS and his willpower / savings ability

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theITgirl Tue 06-Sep-11 18:46:38

BTW he is 10
DS has brought himself the Lego Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle (£80).

This is from pocket money of £2 a week and £15 of birthday money.

It has been his own choice to do this. I just wish I had his willpower,

Fatshionista Tue 06-Sep-11 18:47:54

I wish I did too! Good on your DS!

mummymccar Tue 06-Sep-11 18:55:08

Wow! Well done to your DS! Can he give me any tips? wink

ThePathanKhansWoman Tue 06-Sep-11 18:57:22

Brilliant, bodes well for his future, deferred gratification, more power to him!

Hope he gets hours of enjoyment.

theITgirl Tue 06-Sep-11 18:58:44

He is upstairs now - busy building.

FabbyChic Tue 06-Sep-11 18:59:51

Aaaaaw what a great kid, why didnt you offer to go halves i.e he save one half you pay the rest?

Shame he had to save it all on his own.

alarkaspree Tue 06-Sep-11 19:04:56

Good for him.

(My 5 year old is hoping to save up for the lego death star. It is going to take him almost 5 years!)

Hulababy Tue 06-Sep-11 19:07:35

Well done to your DS smile

My 9y DD is very similar in that she saves up for something big. She has been saving up for the Harry Potter audio CDs over the past year or so, having got the first as a gift. She got the 3rd as a gift too and bought the others. She is currently half way to saving up for the 5th.

theITgirl Tue 06-Sep-11 19:08:16

Might have guessed it was you Fabby!

He could have had it as a birthday present, but he wanted a hamster instead.
This year has been quite tight financially so the alternative was food/water/roof.

theITgirl Tue 06-Sep-11 19:09:44

Well done to your DD Hulababy.

ThePathanKhansWoman Tue 06-Sep-11 19:09:58

Yes Fabby thats right, coz when he wants a car, house trip round the world
of course mum/dad will hand him half hmm.FFS.

theITgirl Tue 06-Sep-11 19:11:13

My DD on the other hand is completely the opposite - I have £x what can I get for that. However she is younger, and hopefully she will learn something from this and start saving up herself.

booyhoo Tue 06-Sep-11 19:11:13

there's always one isn't there? ignore.

well done to your ds. he must be a very focused boy to have held onto the same goal fo all that time!! my ds would have forgotten by lunchtime what he decided to save for at brekfast.

cat64 Tue 06-Sep-11 19:16:54

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FabbyChic Tue 06-Sep-11 19:43:10

I bet he really looks after it too.

CurrySpice Tue 06-Sep-11 19:47:08

You can always rely on Fabby to find the alternative view, even when there isn't one!

Well done to your DS OP

My DD1 has done similar - saved her birthday money and pocket money and anything she's been given (like money from her nan for a good report) and bought herself a kindle. It is glued to her!

Ah, the flabby school of parenting strikes again. wink

theITgirl Tue 06-Sep-11 20:04:02

Thanks for your second post Fabby. You are right he will take great care of it.

MrsRobertDuvall Tue 06-Sep-11 20:27:08

Well done your ds.
Nothing wrong with saving for something.
We refused to buy ds 12 an xbox.........said buy one yourself.
He has saved most of his £ 15 a month allwance since February, and added his birthday money, and has worked out by October he will have £190.

whackamole Tue 06-Sep-11 20:39:51

Well done to your DS!

Can I send DSS round for some tips?

ilovesooty Tue 06-Sep-11 21:46:13

Well done to him!

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