ETA Your kids will resent you, because you're cheap.
This is what my MIL told us because we don't have tv, service, or an internet provider, no expensive elections for our kids that most other kids have. We don't buy birthday cakes, and only buy clothes at garage sales and thrift stores.
Really?? I think my kids are just fine without those things, they're 5 and 3
Don't get it wrong, we can afford all those, but we have a very serious savings goal/plan, planned for two years. We started last May.
No tv service
No internet, except what's on our phones. And the only reason we still have smart phones is because we get huge discounts on our plan from DHs job
No internet= No Netflix, or Hulu
No going out to eat
Almost no entertainment purchases= tons of outdoor activities with our kids
No purchases of birthday cakes, i bake and decorate myself
No long distance car trips
Clothing at minimal prices, in good condition
Because of all that, apparently, my kids will resent us.
They're just fine and happy.