Over the years B and I have tried really hard to teach our kids about money. I could write several posts about this, but what I really want to do today is to relate a conversation that took place in this very house earlier this week.
Kate: Hey, Dad, I'd really like to go to ______.
B: That's fine, Kate, but you'll have to pay for it yourself.
Kate: Dad, lately all you and Mom ever say to me is "pay for it yourself." I mean, I think I hear that more than I hear "I love you."
B: Well, Kate, it's kind of like Wesley in The Princess Bride. Every time Princess Buttercup wanted Farmboy to do something he'd say, "As you wish." It was his way of saying "I love you."
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Later that night as Kate is heading to bed: 'Night, Mom. 'Night, Dad. Pay for it yourself!