My daughter has been wanting an iPod touch for a very long time. I told her that if she wanted it, she would have to save her money. She did. We had her scrubbing floors and cleaning dog doo in the back yard. She really earned her cash!
Today, after about two years of labor, she proudly made this announcement: "Mama, I have enough money! Can I buy the iPod?"
"Well, yes you can," I said. "You've worked very hard!"
We went on Amazon and she picked out a fourth generation iPod touch.
She was ecstatic. And I was proud of her. It was a good lesson in working hard and learning the value of money!