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Thursday, January 9, 2014


What do you get when you combine one determined kid, 16 months of saving, two years of birthdays, Christmases, Feast Days, countless extra chores, and dozens upon dozens of sacrificed treats and other little things?

Determination is what got him here. For 16 months he has saved every penny that has come his way. He has traded gift cards for cash. When everyone else was getting treats at events, Isaac shared in their joy but kept his money in his pocket. While the other boys saved up for less expensive sets, Isaac held out for the big one.
I told him he could use $100 from his savings to help him pay for this monstrous Lego set (retails for $400). In the end he saved enough that he only used $35 from savings.
I am so proud of him for reaching his goal. Sometimes it was hard and there were tears. But he stuck to it and all I see now is an ear-to-ear smile!


Katherine T. Lauer said...

CONGRATULATIONS! That is one fine, manly lesson learned. What a wonderful moment to witness.

Stacy said...

My husband is so excited for him lol! His first comment was "you know that thing's $400, right?", so I had to share your little guy's awesome saving skills :).