Parents Save All of 3-Year-Old Son’s Cash Gifts, Now Has Savings of Php77,000

A lot of us find it hard to pick gifts, especially for kids because we don’t know what they want. Thus, many prefer to give cash, instead. This way, the kids can pick the gifts they wanted to have or their parents can do the shopping for them.

Of course, many parents tell their kids they will ‘keep’ the money gift but end up using the cash to buy food and other items that are needed at home. Only a small portion goes to the kid. Sometimes, the kid doesn’t even get a share of that money.

But dad Jarlo Manalad shared the inspiring story of how their son now has savings of Php77,000 from all the money that the boy received – even if he is still so young! In fact, the boy has not turned 3 years old yet but he already has this big amount as savings.

Photo credit: Jarlo Manalad / Facebook

Mag 3 yrs old pa lang ung bata… May ipon na siyang 77k. Salamat sa lahat ng kamag-anak, ninong, ninang, family friends na nagmamahal sa bata,” Manalad wrote.

Lahat po ng binigay niyo sa bata mula ng bininyagan siya ay para po sa kanya. Wala kaming binulsang mag-asawa. Wala kaming pinantapal sa expenses niya Gaya ng ginastos sa binyag at 1st birthday niya. Hanggang sa huling sentimo sa bata po iyan. At lahat pa ng ibibigay niyo ay idadagdag po dyan.

Isn’t that impressive?

Netizens also expressed admiration that Manalad and his wife are also saving part of their salaries for their son’s future. Though the amount is much smaller than the money that the kid received as gifts from the many people who loved him, the couple hoped that this would help fund the child’s college education in the future.

Sana gawin din ito ng mga magiging magulang. Lahat ng expenses niya ay dapat nating itaguyod at lahat ng bigay sa bata ay para sa bata,” Manalad advised.

Wow! Sana all…