Sunday, December 12, 2010

Proud Mama

It's a silly little thing but I must admit I am busting with pride. Two years ago my 8 year old saw this building toy set at a church rummage sale. He really wanted it. His Dad is an architect and my son likes to build things to show off. It was close to Christmas and my son has a history of playing with items once or twice and leaving them for the dust fairy to keep clean (i.e. MOI)!
I told him if he wanted it he had to use his own money. Of course it wasn't priced so he plucked up the courage to ask the ladies running the sale. Their reply, "that's pretty old. It would be $10". I was somewhat irritated by their price but did figure the kid could probably get his money back on it later. He thought long and hard and "went with his gut".
Naturally he played with it for all of four or five days and then told me I could sell it for him on Ebay. Time and life got in the way. I finally got it on last week and it just ended for $33! Is it wrong that I am over the moon that my boy inherited his mom's "junque magnet" genes? He already knows how to pick a winner.
Well done Captain America. Well done.

3 comments:

Bargain Hunting Treasure Seeker said...

Well done indeed! :)

~~Carol~~ said...

I would be over the moon too! I was so happy that our daughter furnished her first apartment mostly with things that she found in our attic. It was a very proud moment for me, and now if I could just get her to go garage saling with me....

Diane said...

It's just the beginnings of a long and fun hobby you two can share~ I still junque with my adult daughter. It is a great thing to pass down. Happy Holidays, Diane