Isaac is currently caught up in the Monopoly sweepstakes at McDonald's, where you collect pieces to win prizes. The yellows (Marvin Gardens, etc) are worth $20,000 if you manage to get all three. Which, of course, will never happen, but good luck telling a naturally-optimistic 9-year-old that. I ain't judging, because I was obsessed with the Monopoly game when I was a kid, too!
On the way to McDonald’s again this morning (previous visit: yesterday evening on our road trip!!!) Tim asked the kids, “So, what would you do if you won twenty thousand bucks?”
Isaac said, “I would put it in a family bank account.”
“Okay, but how would you use it?”
He said primly, “We would spend it on needs, not wants.”
“Okay. And how about you, Emi?”
Emi thought for a second and said, “I’d spend it on *wants*!!”