Monday, February 1, 2010

It Gives Me Hope

My son has always been rather impulsive when it comes to money. If he has any, he must either spend it or give it away. If he has an amount of any consequence, he must be taken to the store as soon as possible to spend said money on whatever he fancies at the the time. When taken to the store, he will then go to that which he intends to buy. If he sees anything else on the way there or on the way to pay for it, his mind will change. Perhaps 4 or 5 times. While it may not be what he went in for, he will always come out with something. Anything. He has had a few instances of buyers remorse, but really not too many. He has spent his money and is satisfied. I don't understand it or its source, but there it is just the same. I worry about his financial future.

But then there is the game of Monopoly.

We don't play often, but whenever we do, he beats the pants off of us. Seriously. He goes after the game with the same gusto he throws into real life and real money. He throws money around like nobody's business. He nearly bankrupts himself in the process. But then. I'm never quite sure how it happens, but suddenly it seems that he is on an upturn. Before we know it he has started collecting exorbitant rents that are cleaning us out. It doesn't take long before there is no turning back. He has the upper hand in the worst way and there is nothing we can do about it. How did it happen? He was this close to being out of the game and here he is accepting our properties in return for his rent. It gives me hope for his future. I don't know if he'll be a real estate mogul or what, but he may just come out on top after all.

1 comment:

Michelle Potter said...

They say you have to spend money to make money! Let's hope he's as good at applying that in real life as he is in Monopoly!