My 4yr old daughter wants everything (typical) but I cant ever afford to give her anything special :(
every barbie on TV, every sparkly dress or shoes, anything sweet...right now im living on technically no income. well below the poverty line...i have 2 kids, they arnt starving, they are clean and clothed, they get cartoon DVD's from library (cant afford cable right now), they are happy for the most part, they DO have toys but they havnt gotten any new toys since there b-days...they only get candy or sweet when they go to grandmas, I had to watch my 4 yr old try to hide that she was crying because i couldnt afford to get her a 25 cent laffy taffy thing. I feel like a terrible mom...its not like they are spoiled and i have to tell them no. I dont want to say to her "i know you have been good, i know you want this 3 dollar babrbie and that its cheap, but mommy and daddy are broke and dont know how we are going to even get diapers for baby brother, so no hunny you cant have it"...how do i tell my 4yr we are broke without telling her we are broke?