Mama Diaries

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Big Dreams

"Mama," my twelve-year-old son said. "I'm going to buy a yacht."


I looked at the kid. "Really? You're going to need a lot of money to do that!"


"How much?" he asked.


"At least a million dollars," I said.


He didn't believe me, so he had to check it out for himself. He found a nice yacht. It looked like this:




Do you know how much it cost? $99, 950,000.00


"Dude. That's way out of your price range," I said.


"It sounds like a rip-off," he said. "But I still want a yacht."


He walked over to the phone and called one of his buddies. They had a conversation regarding the yacht. After he was done, he came up to me and said, "We've got it all figured out. We're going to split the cost. And if that doesn't work, we're going to buy a cruise ship. Those have to be less expensive than yachts!" 

58 comments:

  1. Hi, Sherry!

    I have a whole fleet of yachts. The one in the picture belongs to me. I named it The Shady Lady. :)

    All it will take for Bubba to join the yacht club is to save his allowance and maybe mow a few lawns this summer. :)

    Enjoy the rest of your week, dear friend Sherry!

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    1. The Shady Lady is a perfect name for a yacht. My boy will have to do a lot of lawn-mowing if he's going to afford a yacht like yours!

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  2. He really thinks things through, bless him. He'll go far.
    Yvonne.

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  3. Just wait until he prices a cruise ship...

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    1. I can't even imagine how much one of those would be!

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  4. He has huge dreams :) maybe one day...he may surprise us all!

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    1. I want to be the first to sail in it, if he gets one!

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  5. I love how he and his buddy figured out how to solve the problem. So cute. :-)

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    1. I think he's going to need to involve his entire school if he's going to afford one of those!

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  6. lol he has high hopes, but you never know

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  7. Well, it's something to shoot for...

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  8. Haha... gotta love his reasoning... too funny xox

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    1. I don't know how he comes up with these things!

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  10. I wonder if I can afford that on my teacher's salary...?

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    1. I certainly can't on my teacher's salary! If you can figure out how to do it, let me know!

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  11. Tell him to buy one with sails cause as expensive as yachts are, those with motors suck fuel and he'll also need a oil refinery

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    1. All right. You are the sailing expert, so you should know. I'll steer him to one with sails.

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  12. Maybe he'll consider a cruising Catamaran? :)

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  13. Maybe he'll consider a cruising Catamaran? :)

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  14. Budding entrepreneur :)
    Let his dreams come true.

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    1. It would be something if he eventually can afford a yacht!

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  15. Wow, that's way out of my price range, too. Thank goodness I've never dreamed about owning a yacht, LOL. He'd need hundreds upon hundreds of friends to share the cost of that! Or maybe just one really rich friend... XD

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    1. I was thinking he needs the entire school (and maybe two schools), to go in on this one.

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  16. I sense a budding entrepreneur here. He doesn't have the cash, so he tries for a partner to share the expenses. Next he'll be negotiating loans.

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  17. Sigh...a million bucks just doesn't go very far nowadays, huh?

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  18. It's not just the buying of the thing, the running costs are a money pit :) Bless him for thinking big :)

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    1. I don't think he's even considered that.

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  19. LOL! A cruise ship cheaper than a yacht!!?? Imagine how much one of those must cost! Well, at least they could make a lot of money running a cruise ship. ;)

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    1. Yes. A cruise ship would be a better investment. ;-)

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  20. and imagine the maintenance money after you buy it....

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  21. Bubba is so funny. He's always ready to have fun with his friends. Pretty soon he'll be arranging a sleepover on your yacht.

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  22. Sounds like an entrepreneur in the making.

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    1. He certainly has an entrepreneurial spirit.

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  23. He is the kid who we will say we knew "pre-yacht."

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    1. Haha! Yes. And I can say I'm his mom! :)

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    1. Glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for visiting.

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  25. How wonderful that you have yachting holidays or even your own private cruise to look forward to in the years to come.

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    1. I'm sure we'd all have lots of fun on that yacht!

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  26. He has his mind set on that yacht. I have a feeling that with his cleverness, he just might get it one day.

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  27. Love his perspective! Yachts are definitely expensive- though they look fun. ;)
    ~Jess

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    1. I think the best thing is to have a friend who owns one. Then you can enjoy it without all the expense.

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  28. Thanks for blitzing me :)

    I love your son's thinking with his friend to split the cost. It was neat too that you had him go and check out the price of them. I bet his eyes got opened wide when he saw what the asking prices were for some of them :)

    betty

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    1. Hope you have a great blitz day! He was shocked at how expensive they are. He even called it a rip-off.

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  29. Looks like you're gonna have a millionaire kid next time! You'll never know...... Hahaha!

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  30. A good mother would reply: "But I will buy you the yacht if you don't have any money." Just joking :-)

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