Call me dumb but I just don't get it. I haven't got a clue. I'm guessing everybody else knows cause they do it too.
Every year I buy b-day gifts, gifts for xmas, Easter baskets and all the other treats and gifts in between for the kids. I do this knowing full well that most of these things well end up broken or worn out in less than a year (some things only last days) I do this knowing that the thing they wanted the most will only be played with briefly before tiring of it and it ends up at the bottom of the toy box. None of these items or toys will be fully appreciated, yet I continue to do this because everyone else does and your suppose too. Besides, I want the kids to be happy, right?
It's not just me. I hear others complain about mistreated toys or if not that not playing with half the toys they have. Then the parents go out at Christmas and spend tons on money to make sure there is a lot under the tree. I do it too. But I don't know why. Last year we were broke. Worried about Christmas my dh took out a loan. Yup, that's right, we went into debt just so we'd have a ton of toys under the tree, JUST LIKE ALL THE OTHER KIDS. We didn't want them to feel bad, they deserved to have a nice Christmas. Besides, how would they feel when they know all their friends got all that stuff, but not them.
So can someone PLEASE tell me why we do this. Why do we buy gifts for our kids that we know will eventually not be appreciated and we can't afford. I just want to get it.
Asked by Anonymous at 2:56 PM on Jun. 4, 2011 in General Parenting
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