This morning as per usual, I rush home after I clock out at 7a to try to get home right as the DH is leaving so that the kids aren't alone, then get them cleaned up and dressed for school so needless to say I'm doing the best I can to help provide for them along side my husband.
Today as we got in the car, my son has a sullen look on his face, so of course I'm like what's wrong baby. He responds that he doesn't want to get in this car, he wants another car. This kind of upset me and disappointed me all in once. My husband JUST finished paying our car note off and spent half the night finding the correct insurance for us, I have to get the tag this week and get the car serviced. It's a nice car. 2010 Nissa Rouge, we bought it on his birthday...
I told him that wasn't a nice thing to say, that mommy and daddy work really hard to have this car for him and his sister and that some children don't have parents with cars and that they have to ride the bus or walk. I emailed his father and told him and he was just as surprised to hear this from our son.
I asked him the same question I will now present to you: How do you teach a 4yo about gratitude and appreciation?
Answer by cassie_kellison at 9:40 AM on Jan. 29, 2013
Answer by missanc at 11:01 AM on Jan. 29, 2013
Answer by okmanders at 11:04 AM on Jan. 29, 2013
I wouldn't take what he said to heart. Did you ask him what kind of car he wanted? I bet he says "Lightening McQueen's Car", a Fire Engine, a Garbage Truck or a Monster Truck! Ask him & see what he says. At that age they have no comprehension for money & what things cost. Appreciation is learned from seeing others being appreciative.
Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 11:30 AM on Jan. 29, 2013
Answer by Ballad at 2:45 PM on Jan. 29, 2013
Answer by girlwithC at 6:01 PM on Jan. 29, 2013
Answer by girlwithC at 6:13 PM on Jan. 29, 2013
Answer by Im-HiDdEn at 2:55 AM on Feb. 2, 2013