Dear friends, When I had been to shopping the other day with my kids, I was so shocked by the behaviour of one parent of a kid who was aged say about 9 or 10. The shop is not so big, it is a supermarket type where you get everything you need. I was shopping for some stationery for my son as he has the habit of scribbling on the walls which we are unable to control. To stop him from that I decided to get him a chart and some fancy crayons (my daughter has all regular ones). There were some crayons in the form of animal figures. Infact it was my daughter who saw them first and I was in a dilema as to whether she will also ask for one set for her. But I was so happy when she said amma dont waste money. Afterall he is not going to use it all the time and I will use it when he is not using it for I might also want to see how the image comes. So we got that and the scene of that boy is happening near the billing counter. The mother had come to purchase a gift article (she happens to be my neighbour). She had got one and when she came near the counter she was so shocked to see her son with one full cart of items toys, stationies, choclates and many more which I dont remember correctly. He wanted all those inspite of his mother telling him that he already has one of each at home unopened. But he kept on insisting and they were creating a big scene. Atlast mother had to give up but she got only the choclates and all the way the son was dragged and he was creating a tantrum. I was worried what my daughter will do as they are play pals. After coming out of that shop my daughter asked me slowly, Amma is that anna not saving to get these things he need? I told her that I dont know. Can you all understand what she means? During her third birthday one of her friends gifted her a small piggy bank. She was unable to understand what it is, then when we explained she said that she wants to see that it is full. So every other day she will get One rupee coin from her father or from me for the small chores that she does for us. Generally it will be bringing water, finishing her homework without help some thing or the other. And she saved so much that she got a T.Shirt for her father or father's day this year. For the past two years right from my son's first Birthday she gets him a gift for his birthday and newyear; Small soft toys or some other toy. She got me a beautiful shawl, a photo frame for her grand parents. The list goes on. She still has some good amount saved and whenever the stock of pencil or rubber runs out she asks her father to use the money from the piggy bank to get it. I am not boasting. But is it not good to teach our kids the value of money and the value of saving?