Today C got his first bank statement from his first bank account. He had earned one cent of interest.
When I suggested that he should be thrilled to have just earned his first penny, this was his oh-so-wise response:
“You know Mom, it’s really anti-climactic.”
“Why?” I asked.
“Well it’s just so miniscule…it’s just one penny.” He then shrugged his shoulders and walked out of the room.
I guess that any 11 year-old who regularly uses words like “anti-climactic” and “miniscule” doesn’t need to fret about only earning small change on his first bank account…