The kids have been asking to go to Disney World ever since they could talk. This is not a trip we could take without a lot of prior planning and saving. And, since every penny counts, I picked up an electronic bank after Christmas so we would have a special place to watch all those pennies grow. We decorated it with stickers and put in all the change we could find at the time.
Since then, I have been pretty anal about making sure all the change I can find goes into the jar. (I think perhaps I am as anxious to go as the kids.) Unfortunately we need our quarters for laundry so very few of those make it in, and they are the ones that would make our savings grow faster, and we rarely use cash, making change even more scarce. Pennies and nickels and dimes don’t add up quite as fast, but we are getting there.
So far we have enough saved to buy a hot dog and a soda. We are eating an elephant here, and while, at this rate, it may take us 12 years to make it there, we will make it. We will be victorious. We will be Disney bound.