I would like to have a friendly debate on sharing... ETA
**ETA: My kids actually have a combo b-day party every year. They're b-days are only 2 weeks apart. Some people think that is a tragedy lol. They also get combo gifts at x-mas time.
So for anyone that thinks my case in particular is too many things for them individually doesn't see the whole picture. :) It happens, I was trying to keep the OP concise.
As for the pets it's more that they have eachother- *I* won't be playing with them all the damn time. The dogs for instance are outdoor only. They were born outside, together, and we kept siblings so they would have eachother. Works very well.
I would say it's definitely 50/50 here- they share some things others wouldn't, and get their own that some wouldn't. :) Different strokes I suppose.
I was an only child, I had my own room and my own things.
DH was 8 years older than his sister, and had his own room and own things.
It just makes sense to us. Our girls have their own rooms, their own Leappads, Tag reader, their own little things.
When we got dogs we got two. (they're daddy's dogs now lol) When they get guinea pigs this year they'll both get one. Not only for my sanity and the safety of the critters but they'll keep eachother company too.
Now don't get me wrong we have lots of communal things- outside fort, indoor rollercoast, books, barbies, dollhouse, etc- but for the mose part my kids get their own. My DH and I do not share my iPhone, KWIM?
We don't all use one Wii remote.
I saw a post in NC about a lady getting her kids each an iPad. Another mom said they need a lesson in sharing. Doesn't seem *to me* like the kind of thing you share. Is that case only because they're so expensive? Where is the line for you?
I figure they have to share enough out in the world, at school, at groups, at church. I would like them to come home and feel safe in that their things are theirs. Thoughts?