Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Back down to earth

Well after the buzz of reaching my mortgage goal yesterday it's back to normal here. I'm ready to move on to the next goal and get rid of the next $10k from the mortgage and I don't want to wait. I want it and I want it now! Patience is not one of my stronger virtues.

As a reward for the boys for reaching this goal tonight I told them I would let them have tuck shop again on Friday. They are usually allowed it once each term and this term they had it last week. Man were they shocked when I said they could have it again.

Mr8 announced at the dinner table tonight that after our holiday in Queensland he will be saving for his own laptop. This does not surprise me at all but it does make me remember the days when only the very very wealthy had computers. Now 8 year olds have them. At primary school I do not remember anything about computers. At the end of high school I remember having a computer suite with maybe 15 computers for the entire school to share. Nowadays they have so many more. Mr8's class alone has 4 mini laptops and 2 desktops. Mr6's class has 3 mini laptops and both classrooms have access to enough computers for each child to use one. When did that happen?

Then after he has saved for that he's saving for a trip to Paris! It's great he has goals but I think it's about time I taught that lad about short term savings as well as whoppa goals. I'd better start saving too - he's not going to be old enough to go by himself!

1 comment:

  1. I know what you mean about the computers. At playgroup the 2-3 year olds have a ds and how to use an iphone. One 4 year old evan knows how to download apps. It's crazy! What happened to getting out and Kicking a ball?

    Your Mr8 sounds gorgous. It sounds as though you are a very positive role model and if your son keeps going the way he is he's going to be a very successful man. Good job : )