My daughter is on a Lego robotics team this year, and she’d love to have her own Lego robot to practice on. One of her teammates has one at home and she asked if we could get one too. While I fully support her interest in robotics, the price is quite a bit more than we currently have in our “kids activities” budget category, and she certainly doesn’t have enough in her allowance money. It’s so hard to say no in situations like this. I agree with the idea, and I have the money (but the money has other jobs in the budget).
So, how do you tell kids it’s not in the budget? [Read more…]