“Honey, to be honest I don’t know when we can afford a horse. If I were a millionaire I would get you one, but we don’t have the money right now.”
“Well how much does a horse cost? Maybe we can find one on sale online?” she asked.
“Well it’s not just the cost of the horse. You also have to pay for a stable where it can live, and for food and for people to help take care of it.”
“Hmmm,” she said, “well you aren’t a millionaire now but you will be one day right?”
“I hope so,” I said, “but if so I can’t tell you when and it might never happen.”
“Okay,” she said, “are you a Thousandaire?”
“What?” I asked confused.
“Are you at least a Thousandaire right now?”
“Ummm, yes I guess I am.” I answered after rolling the idea around in my head for a second.
“Good!” she said, “then we just have to focus on making you into a Two-Thousandaire next and eventually we’ll get up to Millionaire!”