We were driving home from football practice tonight when a brand new shiny silver Mustang pulled up next to us. We were going about the same speed.
Nathan asked, "Which car's faster, Mommy? Our car or that shiny car?"
I didn't even have to answer because Rylan chimed in, "That car, Nathan, because it's one of those cars that has the horse on it."
Nathan then asked, "Do you think we can get a shiny new car like that one?"
I answered, "We could, but then we wouldn't have any money to buy food or anything else." Then I had to explain that those cars are very expensive and we don't have money to buy a brand new car and pay for the other things we need.
Nathan thought about that for a few seconds and asked if that man had a lot of money and we only had a little bit of money. I replied that we have enough money for the things that we need, because God always provides for us and we never go without the things we need.
Then Nathan said, "Maybe that man eats lunch at home all day and that's why he has a lot of money."
I figured where he was going with this, but asked him why that would make him have a lot of money.
He replied matter-of-factly, "Because if he eats at home, then he saves money."
So there you have it, money saving principles from a 3-year-old!