All our financial angst is lost on Carden at this point. To house his newfound wealth, we bought him a piggy bank. He thinks his bank is cool. It's a Moonjar (http://www.moonjar.com/) with separate sections for Spend, Save, and Share. He likes to drop the coins in the slots and shake the box to hear them rattle around. He also got a bank "vault" from Grandma Vicki for his birthday, and he thinks that one is even cooler (Grandma presents are always cooler than parent presents). It sorts all the coins as you drop them in and then you have to use the real combination lock to open it, thus protecting it from the robbers he is sure are waiting for his back to be turned so they can pounce on his $6.57.
Since he's rolling in Valentine's and birthday money, I asked him what he wanted to spend it on. "I haven't decided yet," he told me. "I'm still thinking. Probably a game. Parcheesi."
Anybody know how to play Parcheesi?