By KATE HUNTER.
You know that fun conversation you have when there’s a big lotto draw?
‘Wow – what would I buy if I won ten million dollars?’
Would I pay off family and friends’ mortgages?
Give a chunk to charity?
Buy property? A swish car? Live in New York for a year?
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It’s a good one to throw into a dinner party if it feels like conversation is flagging, but have you tried it with kids? I recommend it as being both fun and fascinating.
And it needn’t be a ten million bucks. Try a hundred to start with. Kids under four will think that’s enough to buy a space shuttle so this is most relevant to those at least over six years of age.
I asked my seven year old what she’d do if I gave her a hundred dollars.
Of course her first question was one of denomination, ‘Would it be one piece of paper money or lots of paper money or all coins or some paper money and coins?’
The conversation about how that didn’t really matter took twenty minutes, but eventually she told me what she’d buy:
• A cover for her iPod Touch ($15)
• A family pack of ‘spotted cow’ ice cream from the overpriced ice cream bar up the road ($20)
• A new bike helmet (fluro orange $35)
• A white rat from the pet shop (no way, but for argument’s sake, $20)