I was about to cave and just get it for her (1200 points seems steep, oh great, now I'm one of those "this XBLA title is too expensive" wankers) when I thought maybe it's a good time to start an allowance. Some sites on the internet that I'm too lazy to look up right now agreed - as soon as a kid starts saying "I want that" it's okay to start an allowance.
Cathy's first reaction was that I was spoiling her. But no, spoiling her would be getting her whatever she wants whenever she wants it - an allowance is like a cap on spoilage.
We're starting at $5 a week, $1 more than the recommended amount for a 4-year old, because that way it'll only be 3 weeks until she can play "FLOCK!" So maybe we are spoiling her. A little.
"I can't wait!" she says.