He's Five So Pay The Tax

Nina has a 5-year-old son who wants a Nintendo DS. When she said to save for it, he did. He can pay for all of it, but not the tax. Should they cover that or make him save the rest?

QUESTION: Nina in Indiana has a 5-year-old son who wants a Nintendo DS. When she said to save for it, he did. He can pay for all of it, but not the tax. Should they cover that or make him save the rest? Dave is rather emphatic in his answer.

ANSWER: He’s five! Pay the tax. He’s five! He’s five! He’s five! He’s not 15. He’s not 25. He’s five! He’s a rock star. Pay the tax.

He needs a new goal. We’ve got to get something else he’s as excited about as this DS, because you’re building a principle into his life that if you will deny yourself, you can have anything you want. If we could get men who understood what your five-year-old understands to run our country, we would be in amazing condition. That’s exactly how it’s done, kiddo. And yeah, you can cut him a little slack. He’s five. I mean, he’s a rock star. He’s doing so good! Wow. The older they get, the more hardcore you get on them. Give them a lot of encouragement when they’re five.