Here she is, proudly holding up her dollar and the candy she's about to buy with it.
Her story reminded me of my own childhood purchases. My brother and sisters and I used to ride our bikes to the local drug store and spend our allowance on root beer, Twinkies, and Doritos. You guys, I loved Doritos so much. My childhood dream was that some day as an adult, I'd have enough money to have a room FULL of Doritos, like Scrooge McDuck's room full of coins. I need to get on that.
But my first "big" purchase was when I saved up enough money to buy a tube top from Ben Franklin (remember those stores?). My mom and grandma and I went to the store and I just had to have the most beautiful article of clothing I'd ever seen. It probably cost about $6 and I was so proud of it! It was a rainbow of pastels - pink, purple, mint, yellow, and peach. To my six year old self, it was beautiful. It was ruffled, and in design it looked something like this:
What was your first childhood purchase?