I’m saving my pocket money: Wot so Funee?

Wot So Funee?What’s the right age for children to have pocket money? If it were down to me I’d have been spending an allowance from day dot, but I was probably 5 when I got my first ever Pocket Money. Me and the Bug get £2 each on a Saturday. £1 goes into our Piggy Bank for spending on random tat and stuff we want that we’re not allowed.*

The other £1 gets swallowed by another money box to which we are not allowed access. Mummy claims that when it is full, she puts it into an ISA in our name. The idea is that when we want to buy a car or a flat one day, there will be money for a deposit. In truth I suspect she spends it all on shoes…

Anyway, the Bug and I have opposing views on saving. I save my money religiously, counting it nightly, until the next time there is a remote possibility of being close to a shop. Then I spend it all. On whatever I see that I can afford. I have been known to ask shop staff if there is anything in their shop for 32 pence, as that is what I have left. There are no cobwebs in my purse!

The Bug, meanwhile, has no idea how much money is in his Darth Vader money box. He’s not interested. He knows he is not yet up to the £304.99 he needs, and so counting it would only lead to disappointment. You see, he’s saving for the Death Star…

"LEGO Death Star"


In the meantime, he contents himself with counting his LEGO pieces, and making creative Light Saber designs for the new Star Wars Disney film!

"Lego light saber"*Stuff we’re not allowed:

  • Fake tattoos
  • Moshi Monster figures
  • Extra hair-clips to add to the 14,000 that adorn every surface of the house
  • Fake pink hair
  • Fake glasses
  • Magnetic earrings
  • Anything else from Claire’s Accessories
  • Magazines chosen on the basis of the quality of tat sellotaped to the front cover

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21 thoughts on “I’m saving my pocket money: Wot so Funee?”

  1. I am LOVING the Death Star! Maybe I should start banning Claire’s Accessories & Moshi’s too! I concur with the magazine comment most definitely!

  2. Hehe I used to LOVE buying magazines for the freebie on the front. I hope Bug does get to his Death Star goal very soon 🙂

  3. I need to create a list of things not to buy for my boys. That Lego is going to take a long time to build. My friend has done the millennium falcon.

  4. At 13 one of mine saved up for a year to buy the Lego Millennium Falcon. He’s definitely never regretted it – and if you bide your time, there are always 10% off sales! 🙂

  5. Dear lord, by the time mine is old enough t have pocket money I’ll just be direct debiting her my soul each week… lol x

  6. £304??? Seriously?? That is an obscenely large amount of money!! We have a lot of Lego in this house and the big sets often get built and then left to gather dust on the shelf as they don’t want it to get broken, so I don’t think there will be any death stars in this house. Great light sabre though

  7. Lol at nothing from Clare’s Accessories, I’d love to impose that list!

    Please don’t show hubby and/or E that Death Star as they’ve only just finished yet another Star Wars Lego ship and I don’t need any more to protect from the toddler!

  8. Ah, the magazines with tat! So know where you are coming from there! My son is 12 and desperate for his own bank account with debit card. Can you believe you really can have one?! Scary thought- holding off as can see him running up all sorts of iTunes bills!! X

    • I saw a post about kids accounts with debit cards, but where you set a weekly limit for them which they can’t pass on the card. maybe that’s an option?

  9. Ha ha, Z is saving for the Death Star too, although he did crack open his money box to buy a Skylander last week!

    I’d love it if you linked to Little Builders. xx


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