2011年1月3日月曜日

お年玉の使い道

I have a question.

If you give a child a Christmas present, is it really necessary to give them an お年玉 as well?? Personally I think no, but that didn't stop John's grandparents giving him one the other day.

What to do with the money John got is a dilemma for us. Do we put it in his bank account and save it for his education? Do we buy something for him with it? Do we give him the money and let him buy whatever he likes? This year we decided to teach him about money, so let him spend the money on whatever he wants to get. To our dismay, his first choice was a plastic monster from the Ultraman series. I guess it was wishful thinking to expect him to choose something educational. But still, I don't want to enforce my ideals on him. Just because I think the money would be better spent on something else, this is a rare chance for him to choose what HE wants, not what WE want to give him.


Ever since "winning" a monster in bingo before Christmas, John has become less interested in robots and more interested in weird monsters (he calls them dinosaurs!!). The toys are, admittedly, very well made and look pretty cool. In fact, they look scarier than the actual monsters on tv, which are so bad it is kind of funny...(just imagine grown men in rubber costumes doing judo on each other). The biggest problem is, there are 30 or so more in the series, and John has decided to sleep with this one too!! Ouch x 2


How do your children spend their お年玉?

1 件のコメント:

  1. 恭子です。
    怪獣見て笑ってしまいました。うちの息子が選んだのと同じ!笑
    実はウルトラマン怪獣一杯あります。息子もう9歳だし(今年10)全然遊んでないので、いらないって言ったら全部送ってあげますよ!!!!!(←冗談でなく)上の写真の怪獣もジェレ持ってるからあげたのに、、、と思ってしまいました。笑
    怪獣にはまると先が長いですよー
    息子は恐竜も好きです。今はポケモン、バクガンなんかにはまってます!

    クリスマスに沢山プレゼント貰ったのなら、お年玉は貯金でいいかと。。。

    うちでは数年前から、息子におもちゃを買い与えてません(クリスマスとお誕生日以外)。毎月息子がお手伝いや家の中の仕事で頑張った分お小遣い(月5ドルとかですよ)あげて、それを本人が貯金してはたまったお金で好きなものを買うようにしてます。

    いつも、あるお金全部使っちゃダメだよ、貯めないとって言ってますが、、、なかなか貯金は難しいみたいです。笑

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