So the fair’s in town, and we’re going tonight. Only problem is the rides cost $4 a spin, which (if you ask me) is vastly overpriced for a carnival ride. I know TRC’s going to want to go on them, and I don’t want to be an ogre or anything, but . . . that’s a chunk of change. No doubt by the time I read your responses, I will have already made up my mind, but my question for you is: what would you do? Set a budget out for your four year old about how much money he can spend, just dictate to him that he can’t go on the rides, not set a budget and let him go to town, or buy him something else that’s an equivalent amount of money, but that he’ll be able to use more than for a few minutes?