so jason and i took him home and started talking about what Christmas money he'd been given and how much of that we'd let him spend on that item, if he wanted. but the rest of the money, he'd have to work for.
this did not appeal to him. jason said, "but, buddy, this will be a great way for you to learn to have patience."
response: "i don't want patience. i want the LEGOs."
yup. i feel ya, son.
see... i want a camera. a new camera. a fancy-pants camera. a pretty pretty camera.
and i'm not very patient about it at all. pretty grouchy and selfish, most of the time.
my son started working around the house to earn money for his LEGOs.
and i made a little bank for myself. yes, i did.
so what if, right now, it contains about 3% of the total cost of said fancy-pants camera? my son and i can learn some patience together.