Okay so I've seen some posts on here that are talking about how much other people spend money .. I read a post where a woman went and bought her son a brand new uniform for a ceremony type thingie, then I just seen a post where a woman was talking about her friend being jealous over her having a nice party for her 5 year old.
I just don't get it.. Why concern yourself with what others spend? My family spends a lot of money. My kids have everything they want .. Because their "job" is to do good in school, and they are. I do take things away when they are bad, I'll take their tv, or one of their game consoles, or their iPods, but more than not, my kids are great.
If someone told me that buying these things was a waste of money, and they would never spend that on their kid .. I'd say .. Good for them, not your family, not your choice.
When we bought out kids their iPod touches, I actually had a friend ask me if she could buy their Nintendo ds's, then got upset because I said no. In my eyes, they got that as a reward for doing so well in school. It's really not mine to sell. I don't care if they don't play it, it's theirs.
i know a lot of you moms won't agree with me, but hey ... Thats how we roll ...