My son came to me weeks ago and told me about a pair of shoes he wanted to buy. I've learned being the mother of a middle schooler boy, life is all about the sneakers. I asked the price and he said, "Mom, please just let me buy the shoes." I again asked the price now realizing that his resistance to answer the question meant they were far out of our price range. He finally told me he wanted to buy Lebron Hornets. I still have no idea what that means.
|The Lebron Hornets|
He drew up a contract for us to sign. He committed to do different chores around the house for his weekly allowance. We've been down this road before and usually he defaults on his side of the agreement.
But not this time. Tyler had a different light in his eyes over these shoes. I also didn't think he could keep save all the money needed to buy these shoes. My children have money and will spend it within a week. He patiently waited, week after week, without spending his allowance.
I announced to my entire house on Friday night, "I'm going shopping tomorrow." Trust me, this is never fun for my husband when I make this type of announcement. My son told me, mom I want to go with you. I laughed because one things my boys despise is shopping.
Sure enough he told me he was ready to buy his shoes. I couldn't believe it. His determination and patience allowed him to quickly reach his goal. He proudly walked into the shoe store and bought his turquoise/teal Lebron Hornets. I had to bite my tongue because those shoes cost double what I normally pay for his sneakers. He has posted the shoes all over Instagram as a badge of honor. It is amazing what you can accomplish when you move forward with patience and determination. (Posted by Roslyn)
Q: What "MAD" purchase have you made lately?