UPDATED UPDATE to 10/27 “Shiver Me Timbers!” post:
We went to Abby’s final Pirate of Penzance performance on Sunday, which for Sam, was all about the raffle tickets. I spent a good part of the morning explaining to him that despite our big cash win at Friday’s show, most of the time when people buy in to a raffle, they win nothing.
I was very concerned that he would buy, not win, have a meltdown.
Public tantrums are not good.
However, he was determined, and he needed the little life-lesson in order to let the issue go, so I held my breath and watched him hand over his allowance.
He won again. A gift certificate for a half-hour massage this time, which he will be giving to his mother as a Christmas present.
I gotta get this kid some lottery tickets.