Yesterday, my 14 year old daughter and I chose our angels from the Salvation Army's Angel tree, like we do every year. And, like every year, we were a bit taken aback at the list of wants on the kid's lists. Almost every kid's list went something like this: bicycle, MP3 player, PS3, Xbox and games, Barbie doll house, etc. Then there is a category for needs, and it is usually better, clothes , jacket, but frequently will specify Hanna Montana clothes or a brand. I don't mind that so much as the toys. I never even spent that kind of money on my own kid! It always makes me wonder how needy these people really are if their kids are asking for this kind of stuff. They must already have everything else. Can someone please explain it to me, cause it kinda takes the giving spirit away when the kids seem so greedy. I love to help out, but not if I'm helping out someone who is better off than I am!Answer Question
Answer by Anonymous at 3:23 PM on Nov. 28, 2009
Answer by AProsser at 3:25 PM on Nov. 28, 2009
I see your point, it does seem greedy, then I try to imagine myself as a 10 y/o and if i was told to ask for what i really wanted in this day and age it would be what all the other kids have MP3 players and video games. Is it practical? No I don't think so because those items will cost more down the road to add music or buy new games. I guess you could always get a $10 mp3 player and a $10 Itunes card and give that, to me that wouldn't be a huge expense but it really depends on what your budget is for this type of thing.I only paid $10 for my own kids MP3 players and a new video game system is no where near in my budget so I would think as you do that this seems a little crazy.
Answer by 3_ring_circus_ at 3:28 PM on Nov. 28, 2009
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Answer by calico1954 at 4:05 PM on Nov. 28, 2009
This might be the ONLY chance some of those kids have to get a name-brand or mainstream item. They are asking because they have nothing to loose. They are probably also told to be specific when writing their request. I am sure they want to be like everyone else in their class and have one or two things just like the other kids. I am sure that's how they see it. You are playing Santa for them, and making a dream, even a small one, come true!!
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