So, my heart blazed with love especially brightly last night after a light-hearted post-dinner conversation with the lad. He's currently mad for this particular toy called 'Bakugan', which has all the necessary media tie-ins to fully hook the wayward child into a full-on crack-like addiction.... toys, a cartoon, website, online games, guides, etc.
Each Bakugan is a few dollars, anywhere from about $4.00 to $19.00 depending upon a Byzantine labrynth of reasons known only to the toy's marketing company and any child (parents are neurobiologically incapable of grasping the reasons).
Anyway, he mentioned that with his next allowance he'll have enough for 3-5 new Bakugan, to which I replied, "Would you care to have a conversation about deciding on upper limits of how many Bakugan you will own? You already have over a dozen, for example, so perhaps setting a limit might be helpful in managing your money wisely?"
"Daddy, ANY discussion like that would be silly because it would be YOUR PREFERENCES, not MINE, because I don't want to set a limit."
Yes! But then, he added,
"Like, let's say you saw this really neat watch you wanted to have. That would be like me saying you can't buy that watch because it's my preference that you shouldn't buy it."
PWND! I love it