A little while later he said he wished I could buy a new car. He’s seven and like most seven year olds he doesn’t get the value of money. So here’s how our conversation went:
Me: We’re building a new house and can’t buy everything you know.
Liam: You can have my money.
Me: That’s so nice of you to offer sweetie, but you don’t have enough money.
Liam: I have ten dollars!
Me: That’s not enough to build a house. It takes hundreds of thousands of dollars to build a house!
Liam: Looking at me like I hadn’t said anything yet.
Me: How can I put this into perspective for a seven year old? So as I look at him with a matter of fact face and say “$10 is probably only enough to buy one doorknob”.
Liam: COOL!!! Max, I’m going to buy a doorknob for our new house!!!!
I love how kids think!