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I know I'm crazy

November 30th, 2009 at 11:12 am

Soooo, you guys know how worried I am about losing my job and not having money.

Soooo, I guess it won't make a whole lot of sense to anyone then that I've bought and built a new computer for my middle son.

Why am I doing it? Because there's this new game that my oldest son and I are playing together that my middle son wants to play as well. He's 12 and is starting to know more about games than I do.

But that's not really the reason why I did it. That's only the reason why I've decided to do it now. We have a chance to play together with something we all enjoy, and considering that I don't see my children that often, I don't want to pass up the opportunity....

But the real reason why I did it is because he's a lot like me. He's that kid that likes to sit quietly in the corner, tinkering with something. I know the ups and downs of being that kid, how people may view you, but also the great potential that can come out of it with the right tools and incentives.

My first computer was an Apple II, and it opened up a whole new world that I didn't even know existed! It was my mad scientist lab and private world all to my own, where the only limitation was my imagination... and technical knowledge. Big Grin

With it, I explored digital music, digital art, and with internet later, my world expanded that much further, connecting with like minded people. I've been programming on my own since I was 8 or 9 years old.

Now, I don't know if my middle son will be as inspired by a computer as I have been, but he has a similar personality as I do, and I believe that it will do him a world of good.

Oh, and although it placed a nice little dent on my savings, I am still on track overall. I wouldn't have even thought of doing it if I didn't think I could pull it off. It's probably my last great purchase for a very, very long time though.

7 Responses to “I know I'm crazy”

  1. Lisa Says:

    I absolutely trust that you wouldn't do anything that you couldn't afford or that would move you too far off track! Good for you! The kid will love it, I bet!

    Good luck with the job.

  2. Analise Says:

    I'm glad you did it... your son will only be 12 once and you have years and years to save money and prepare for retirement. We cannot postpone living in the here and now, based on what *might* happen. Life is about balance... plan for the future but don't forget to enjoy the present. Anyway, you are "on track financially," so do not feel guilty. I think you ARE NOT CRAZY!

  3. creditcardfree Says:

    Sounds like you are giving your child an awesome opportunity and we know this won't jeopardize your future!

  4. campfrugal Says:

    I say get in the play time whenever you can. A few more years and they get their own lives which doesn't include us as often as we might like. Being with our kids and sharing experiences is priceless (somewhat).

  5. frugaltexan75 Says:

    I think you did a good thing. It will be something that will help keep you and your son connected, and maybe help him develop skills which will help him in the future.

  6. christine kibbey Says:

    Thanks, the kid was right he is growing up and now I would love to have a life. All I have every done was active in church, nothing outside all for someone else, thanks for the note of encouragment.!! PS My husband does not like that I have found something to play with, he is not happy, I find my mind on higher grounds while I am doing what I want to for one time in my life. I can really make this work, wheather my marriage does or not.... I have my own heart and I should have listen in Feb 23,2009 I would not be crying again endless hours.Thanks You,

  7. Broken Arrow Says:

    Christine, I don't know who you are or what this is related to, but whatever it is, please take care.

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