Whatever it was, it was her choice and it remains to be seen whether she is making mistakes by shifting her focus from saving to spending. What it certainly means is that Daddy has to heed his own advice to her - allow her to control her own money. The purpose of the allowance is to teach her about money and making mistakes is part of that process. We'll see what she does. And after all, if she does slip up it's ok because, you know, mistakes is good.