When we moved from the dream house we'd built and thought we'd be in forever to this far more modest rental we're now in, we tried to make the deal sweeter by telling our children that someday we'd purchase another home, and that we'd love it even more than the one we were leaving. Perhaps it would have a pool!
Today in the car as I was pulling up to our new digs, I asked my nine year-old son a question that had just popped into my head, "When we're ready to buy a house again, would you like it if we were able to buy this house, or would you rather move to a different one?"
He thought about it a moment, and then he responded, "I don't care...I just want us to have a nice house that isn't too much money, that we all like. We'll be happy together wherever we are."
He is the sweetest. boy. ever.