While I was in California I decided to log in and check my bank account one night. And I noticed an iTunes charge. Huh don’t remember doing that, but OK. Then another one, and another, and another… $92 worth of iTunes charges to my credit card! I sent a text to hubby to do some investigating. Turns out C decided to make a bunch of in-app purchases for gold and buy 4 new games. C says he doesn’t remember what he was thinking, if he knew it costs money….nothing. I’m in trouble amnesia or something I guess.
So, we have decided that C needs to work to pay back all the money he charged. At minimum wage, he has to work for 12 hours to make $92. How do we enforce this? No internet on any of his devices until he does his chores. I haven’t had to do the dishes for a week! And once he completes a chore, he gets internet on one device only. What it on another one? Better go vacuum the living room! What, you want to play Xbox? I see socks that need to be folded.
I’m loving the help, and let’s face it. He is almost 11 years old – he needs some chores! I think we will stick to this plan even after he has earned his $92 back.
On a side note, when I mentioned what C did to an attorney I work with, he told me his son did the same thing when he was about C’s age….except he charged about $7000!! Made me feel much better!