When my dad was young, he was poor. He always had shoes that were too tight, not enough to eat, and bikes that were way too big for him, if he was lucky enough to have one at all. So, as kids we had tons of shoes, expensive bikes, and my mom would fill two carts at the grocery store. All because he did not want us to live like he did. My Grandma also had it hard, and always bought us, and my kids coats and clothes because she didn't want us or her great grand kids to be teased at school.
My DH had it even worse. Never had school supplies, never had clean socks, never had the "in" toys. Had to sneak and steal out of others lunches as he had none of his own. Now, our kids have lots of toys, he loves buying school and office supplies and any new technology. Our kids have really nice bikes, a pool, a trampoline etc. All because he cannot bear the thought of his kids having it hard, or worse...being teased. Oh, and he doesn't like me to put our LO's in feety pj's as his were always too tight... Did your parents, do you or you DH do this? What do/did they/you over compensate for because of childhood experience?
Answer by cornflakegirl3 at 10:15 AM on Jan. 11, 2011
My mom was so cheap she could squeeze a dollar out of a nickle and she always told us having a birthday party was begging because she did not want to pay any money for it at all now when my kids need they get the very best of everything because my mom would give me used clothes from people who fity and older she did not care where they came from now i do.
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