Way back in April our family did the Allison Roe Run2Heal 5 km walk. Our first family organised walk. All entrants were eligible for the sponsors prizes. I won a Bendon Sports Bra. Elliot won a major prize donated by DVD Unlimited. It's taken weeks to arrive. We were told it was a pile of DVDs and a t/shirt. It wasn't. When Allison Roe found out Elliot was only 6 she got the sponsors to send him something different. It was worth the wait. It arrived by courier last night.
A brand spanking new Playstation2!
I wish you could have seen Elliot's face.
In his own words : "My eyes nearly popped out of my brain!"
We already have a PS2 in our playroom but it doesn't matter. He thought this was way cool. Now our family has a dilemna to resolve over the weekend. What to do with it?
a) let Cait put the old one in her bedroom (Elliot's idea. Parents don't like this option - and it would be a one minute wonder - she doesn't use the old one- and we don't like stuff like that in bedrooms)
b) give away the old one and keep the new one (I like this idea but who would we give it to? The only friends I can think of who would love it are on a very low income and the games are so expensive would it put pressure on them?
c) sell it (or the old one) and let Elliot have the money or donate it somewhere (but he's 6 he doesn't understand the value of anything - all his pocket money goes into the bank anyway)
d) keep it as a backup because, Murphy's Law, the minute we give it away the old one will break down (this option seems a bit excessive)
e)some other option
Let me know what you think?