By nature I am very economical moneywise. I spend only if I think its needed. Usually, I dont go out window shopping too. I go to any store only when I need something. I really dont spend much on myself too.
When it comes to books, educational material I dont hesitate to spend money on that. I never stopped my kids if they wanted to buy books for educational purposes.
When it comes to fun and entertainment I usually think twice before buying. I really dont like spending money unnecessary things. Even inspite of this nature of mine I have always bought enough toys and games for my kids. Some moms I have observed just take their kids for a trip to the mall without buying anything but here I have given surprises to my kids by getting new toys in the market each time.
Recently, I have started observing that my 14yr old daughter is commenting several times comparing me with some other of her friends moms, sometimes getting upset too. Is it a common thing among teens?
And, I always teach my kids to be economical and try to show them the reason. But, with this recent behavior of my child, will she become just the opposite of me, meaning a spend thrift when she grows up????