He's right. Playing the lotto is crazy to me. Yes, sometimes people win. Sometimes they win a lot. But have you noticed that many of the winners are already relatively wealthy?
If you don't mind, let me make another reference to Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and my not so favorite character, Veruca Salt. (So many valuable lessons in that movie! Not to mention candy ideas...I'm still wondering why the REAL everlasting gobstopper has not been perfected. It could be the solution to my weight problems! I digress...) Veruca won because her rich father bought up thousands of boxes of chocolate so that
But despite our not-so-rich status, LoLo begged me to
We got excited. We dreamed about what we would buy. LoLo even made this list (keep in mind English is his second language and sometimes his spelling is a little off...but cute nonetheless):
|#11 is "Keep a safe of pocket change LOL". And by pocket change, he means hundos.
We lost. (Obvi). But I asked to keep this list because it says so much about my husband. There is not one item here dedicated to video games. But there's a condo or house in Florida for my parents to go and spend the winter there for Red Sox Spring Training. There's money for his mother. There's money for cancer research in honor of the battle his sister recently won against Hodgkin's Lymphoma. He didn't ask for a dream house. He asked to fix and add to the house we already have because we bought this house together and have turned it into a home. He even thought of letting me go back to school to get my PhD!
But #15 is one of the biggest reasons I love LoLo. He is who he is. Millionaire or not. He's authentic. He's a cute, nerdy, Dominican boy with a great sense of humor and he will never try to be anything else. And I wouldn't want him to be...Even if he were rich.