But, it's teaching a lesson....
Buddy had been talking, non-stop, about a game he wanted for his Nintendo DS. He went on and on and on about it. He had saved some money and wanted to go to Game Stop to buy it. We had some friends over on Saturday from about 2 pm til 8 ish, so we weren't able to go on Saturday.
On Sunday, out of the kindness of his heart, the Evil Twin took Buddy to the Game Stop and let him purchase the game. Of course, the game and a carrier he wanted went over a few dollars, plus we always end up chipping in on the taxes (can't get away from 'em!). The Evil Twin told Buddy to really look around the store and see what they had used (those are cheaper) or if there might be anything else he wanted more.
Buddy said, "No." He wanted only THAT game. So, they brought it home and Buddy started playing immediately. Well, he doesn't really understand how to play and then later on, he mentioned that he wanted to take it back, but I told him once it was opened, they'd only exchange it for the same thing. Well, he hemmed and hawed and carried on.
I told him to be lucky it was only $30 of allowance and not more than that. I explained that everyone makes rash purchases and may later regret it. It's one of those great - if not sad - lessons in life.
He's still trying to figure out ways he can earn money around the house (not like he does the chores he's supposed to for the inflated allowance he gets anyway), so he can re-coup his losses and buy a better, different game. This whole gaming thing is starting to drive me nuts and I may just cut him off entirely. He wants the Wii for Christmas, and I had originally planned on making that happen, but I just don't know now.
I don't think I'm gonna survive his teen years.....