Warning: This Post is Materialistic
So here it goes. I was called out by Brian on my trying to keep up with the Jones' remarks. I just mentioned that other people, whoever these "other" people may be, spend a ton more money on back to school than we do. He asked who these "other" people are and I just said you know other people. And he said that a lot of other people have mounds of credit card debt, they have sleepless nights wondering how they're going to pay their bills, they're on the verge of losing their house, or they make a lot more money than we do. You have to make sacrifices. (I don't think the making more money thing fits into the sacrifice comment, it was mainly the losing the house and sleep part.)
My point is or was or whatever that sometimes I just want to buy them their clothes all at once like other people do. I have a monthly budget to buy them clothes, but it's just not the same as going into Limited Too with Darby and stocking up. Like the other little girls are. We're standing in line with her $7.99 clearance t-shirt while the other moms have piles and piles of clothes and aren't even thinking twice about sliding that credit or debit card through. It makes me feel sad.
But, I don't have sleepless nights about money. I don't really worry about money. I'm not really responsible for any money except my spending money so I suppose it could be worse, but splurging is a nice treat. And sometimes I just want to splurge. Which is the exact reason I get none of the household money responsibility.
Along these same lines, I may have a problem with the 2 1/2 year old. She loves money. She finds money in our room or on the counter and it brightens her whole day. And last night she was at the store and started pushing buttons on the ATM machine. I told we had to leave and she told me "I was just trying to get my $100". I have no idea where she gets this but it was so weird.
The other girl told me that she was going to sell the tattoos I gave her for $.25 at school. We'll see if she makes any money. Those boys do not care a thing about money. They care more about the stuff money will buy them. The actually aren't to be trusted with money. I know how they feel...