Mr Frugal and I were talking about what we’d do if we won the lottery the other day (as you do) when Miss Frugal piped up with what she’d buy with her winnings….
I’d buy a horse, a mansion, a new bed, some dogs, loads of clothes and make up, all of the ultra rare moshi monsters, a Bugati Veyron (too much Top Gear I think), a pink suitcase, another horse…..
I tried to give her a life lesson at this point by explaining that money can’t make you happy but I was fighting a losing battle with this one I think. Her answer to me?
But Mam, if I had all that stuff I wouldn’t have time to be sad.
Difficult to argue with that logic when you look at it that way!
But luckily for me, I didn’t have to respond to that because that’s when Master Frugal looked up from his book to share his thoughts on the subject….
All that stuff won’t make you happy though because you can’t pay people to be your friend can you? And another thing, all I need to be happy is Mammy, Daddy, you, Buddy and the Xbox – I don’t need money!
*proud parent look mixed with smug told you so look to Miss Frugal*
(although I probably just looked like I needed the toilet)
I’m ignoring the fact that he included the Xbox in the things he needs to be happy in life and focusing on the fact that at least one of my children understands that it’s not money that makes you happy (not to mention the fact that he won’t be adding a Bugatti Veyron and a horse to his Christmas list) although I can kind of see his sister’s point too.
So, after further discussion, we’ve agreed that money definitely can’t buy you happiness but it’s definitely an added bonus if you have lots of it!
What do you think?