April 27, 2012
FORK IT OVER, KID!
When he discovered Angry Birds had various levels, and you need to pay more for certain ones (I think.....?) he begged me to get it for him. But at $7.99, I paused... Wait. WAIT! First of all, I need to set some limits on how much he's playing these games and making Slurpees (oh, yes, you know this app? The icee maker? For $2.99 you can have any flavor imaginable).
So I decided, HE needed to pay for it. In the past, we've taken all the change or dollar bills (unless the mommy parking fairy has had to "borrow" some), and gone to the dollar bins at Target to buy a toy or chatchke... But today I thought, NO. This money will actually go in to my pocket (fairly) to cover these Angry Bird costs. I told him he needed $7.99. He sat on the floor with Tricia and counted everything... He had $7.69. Pretty close. I told him I'd cover the rest. Just as he was about to fork it over, he stopped.
"Wait, I don't want to give up my money. It's a lot of money."
"It is," I said. "Take your time to think about it."
"Okay. I'm going to think about it. Give me some time," he said sweetly.
"You got it," and I walked out of his room.
Twenty seconds later: "Mommy, I thought about it...."
"I don't want to use my money for this."
"I want you to use YOUR money for this."
Any good recs for free and fun apps? This mama is not forkin' anything over! Yet...