My mother passed away in May. By the time all is said and done and her estate in order, each of us six kids will inherit quite a bit of money (I've already received a partial sum of $11,000 at the begining of the month). While I tend to use some of my money for much-needed home improvements before I sell my house next summer, I am thinking of using some of the money to buy each of my girls an iPod Touch for Christmas.
My girls have gone without so many things since their dad died because I simply could not afford it. I have four daughters, and last month, I had to borrow money from my brother just to get us through Thanksgiving (I even stood in line at a local church for donated food.).
We dont have an X-Box, Guitar Hero, or anything like that (heck, we don't even have a flat screen TV, and we only have one TV at that). They do have a Wii, but they only have two games for it (the original one that came with it and the first Wii Dance). They have sacrificed so much over the years that I am wanting now to do something special for them. They've all expressed interest in an iPod Touch. Would it be wrong to use some of my inheritance to make the girls' Christmas extra special this year?