My kids are at Grandma’s at the moment, and when they’re up there I always call them every evening. This evening, as soon as my youngest got on the phone she said
“Dad, I know what I’m going to do when I’m 16!”
“What’s that?” I asked.
“Go to Disney Land!”
“Why wait until you’re 16?” I asked.
“Because I think that’s how long it’ll take me to save enough money to go. I’m going to save every penny until I have enough!”
I asked her why she thought she needed to save her own money to go, and she replied
“Well, I know we’re short on money while we’re looking for a car, and your doctor bills and all”.
When I told my wife this story she burst out laughing.
“That’s the best guilt trip I’ve heard in a long time!” she said.
Alas, my ailing body shall keep her from Disney until she’s 16.