Henry learned a little lesson this weekend, did it stick probably not, but he understood it on Saturday.
He has been obsessed with Star Wars and legos, like non stop talking about it. We told him that if he had a good week at school and at home, we would take him to the Lego store. He did pretty well, except for the night we tried to sell him on Facebook. We did get some good offers, but of course we kept him.
He turned his week around and for the most part had a great week. So, Saturday morning, we emptied his piggy bank and took his change to the coin machine. We told him that he could use his own money at the store and that he could not spend more than $25. Lego's are expensive so cutting him off at $10 wasn't going to work.
I think it was the fastest trip ever, it might have taken us longer to drive there. He walked in, saw the Lego he saw online, picked it up and walked to the counter. I was like what just happened...we didn't have to try and talk him into another one, we didn't have to tell him he couldn't have the $100 one, whoa. Charlie helped him at the register with his money and he paid for it all himself. He was very excited to give the guy the money and get his change back. He promptly put his change in his pocket and he was off.
We asked him why he got it and what did he learn. He told us that he was a good listener that week and that he had good days at school and he knows that if he is good, that good things come to him. He got it for that moment but just like all kids, he asked when he can go back again. We told him not for awhile and that he will have to build his piggy bank back up. He just smiled and was on his way.