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My son's Christmas list....yikes!

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My oldest is 7 and his Christmas list is insane! I added all the stuff he has that hasn't been purchased (my grandma bought $500 worth of toys for the 2 boys already UGH) and the total was 497.36. That is CRAZY. I hope he likes the stuff I pick from the list because I am NOT spending that much. My other son's total was 250.55.

 

Posted by Anonymous on Nov. 21, 2012 at 9:11 PM
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Rain2Rinse
by Gold Member on Nov. 22, 2012 at 8:50 AM
I hate when people say children don't understand the concept of money. They most certainly do. My 6 year old calls herself the banker. She lends her cousins money (10 and 16 year olds) but charges them interest. Se makes them sign a sheet of paper, and makes sure their mom sees it so she gets her money back.

She understands that the better the quality, the higher the higher the price, and the more she has to save. She will circle multiple things for Christmas, and tell me that she knows they are expensive, she's just giving me options. Lol. Children DO understand the concept of money. They learn about it in school, and hopefully in the home.


Quoting Anonymous:

Yes they do. It's part of the math curriculum used by our school starting in first grade and I don't know any kids that age who don't have some concept of how much things cost. They almost always have some cash of their own whether it's allowance, tooth fairy money, or birthday money too.



If my seven year old asked for $500 worth of gifts I'd ask him what he was thinking. He knows he doesn't get that much, not unless it's a particular gift that is worth the money like a computer.




Quoting two4one:

7 year olds have no concept of money.


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JDmommyJD
by the sauce is boss on Nov. 22, 2012 at 8:51 AM
I LOL'd and then did a big no at my sons list too. He wants a new laptop, cell phone, 3ds (he onlyyyy has dsi, boo freakin hoo), wii u, xbox 360 (poor boy onlyyyy has a wii), playstation psp, basketball hoop and trampoline. O.o he is gonna get the trampoline and bball hoop tho (we had those at our old house and left them when we moved, and im all for outdoor play...its healthy and QUIET-hah!)
So yea, his list is pointless and would very costly.
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RelaxedMom2-3
by Silver Member on Nov. 22, 2012 at 8:54 AM

They just don't pay attention to prices. The only time my teenager pays attention to prices is when it's his own money he's spending.

Quoting Anonymous:

Yes they do. It's part of the math curriculum used by our school starting in first grade and I don't know any kids that age who don't have some concept of how much things cost. They almost always have some cash of their own whether it's allowance, tooth fairy money, or birthday money too.

If my seven year old asked for $500 worth of gifts I'd ask him what he was thinking. He knows he doesn't get that much, not unless it's a particular gift that is worth the money like a computer.


Quoting two4one:

7 year olds have no concept of money.



Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Nov. 22, 2012 at 8:56 AM
My DD has no clue the doll house she wants costs 70.00. Lol She just sees the commercial and knows shes asking Santa. Lol

Quoting Anonymous:

Yes they do. It's part of the math curriculum used by our school starting in first grade and I don't know any kids that age who don't have some concept of how much things cost. They almost always have some cash of their own whether it's allowance, tooth fairy money, or birthday money too.



If my seven year old asked for $500 worth of gifts I'd ask him what he was thinking. He knows he doesn't get that much, not unless it's a particular gift that is worth the money like a computer.




Quoting two4one:

7 year olds have no concept of money.


otoole
by Silver Member on Nov. 22, 2012 at 9:02 AM

your lucky ur son isn't my nephew. he is also 7 and wants the new xbox. worth 400euro my sister is getting it for him and games to go with it,he already has the wii and playstation 3. she is always complining she has no money but gets him everything he wants.

KairisMama
by Emerald Member on Nov. 22, 2012 at 9:03 AM
My kids add up too. They are fortunate enough to have family that spoils them too though. I usually will take some items and suggest them to family, and then know others will be Santa gifts.
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MarShy740
by on Nov. 22, 2012 at 9:04 AM
Yea my 5 year old picks it everything!! So I would have to buy the store out.
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livelaughlov26
by on Nov. 22, 2012 at 9:04 AM
I will admit it. I was very spoiled at that age. And it was kind of a shock becoming older and realizing how much stuff costs. I appreciate my parents so much now for all they did.
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kathislove80
by Platinum Member on Nov. 22, 2012 at 9:22 PM
Cute :)

Quoting Anonymous:

 Nothing crazy. The avg prices were between $30 and $40. Then one hot wheels thing was $99.99


It was mostly hot wheels, batman, spy stuff and board games. And my favorite thing he asked for was a 900x Macro Microscope.


Quoting kathislove80:

What kind of stuff did he request?

 

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kathislove80
by Platinum Member on Nov. 22, 2012 at 9:24 PM
Same here....I owned every American Girl doll and boxes of accessories. My parents either saved all year or charged it. I had a blessed childhood.

Quoting livelaughlov26:

I will admit it. I was very spoiled at that age. And it was kind of a shock becoming older and realizing how much stuff costs. I appreciate my parents so much now for all they did.
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