Not much if you live in the USA and even less if you use euros... unless you shop at the garage sales. This past weekend we drove by a couple of them and couldn't resist stopping by and checking some of them out. We (or rather David) hit a jack pot when we spotted a toy guitar selling for $1. I am not talking about one that's available at every toy store that you press bunch of buttons and different melodies are playing. No, this one has strings, 4 of them to be exact. David was sitting in the car and his whole face lit up when he saw me picking up the guitar. There was no way back. Seth was adamant to spend a dollar on a dusted guitar with 2 missing strings, but eventually he gave in.
Once we got home, I washed it thoroughly and gave it to David. He played the guitar for hours, literally. He took it with him to the park. He wouldn't let Julia touch it. He went to sleep with it on Saturday night and it was the first thing he asked for on Sunday morning. He even took his toy piano, activated the demo mode on it, and accompanied the two-dozen songs with his own playing.So, even though the buck doesn't stretch far these days, it does bring an occasional serenity.