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Thursday, November 13, 2008

kids growing up too fast

why do kids have to grow up so fast? baylee and i have had a lot of conversations lately about this. i understand every kid wants to fit in and not be teased, but i am becoming saddened by this. first was the underwear. baylee requested the next time i buy underwear it be plain white. because he went to a slumber party and all the other boys had on white underwear. when did cartoon underwear become uncool at the ripe ol' age of 7? luckily baylee is a thinker and instead of letting everyone see his cartoon undies he slept in his shorts to avoid any teasing. then tomorrow is pajama day and he couldn't wear the pj's he has because they again have cartoons on them. except if they were bumblebee they would be ok. luckily for baylee i was planning on getting all the boys new pj's for the polar express ride. so catastrophe #2 avoided. then this one is partially my fault because i am trying to be thrifty. which is not really my style you did notice a new camera and lens in the last 2 weeks. anyway, baylee told me he was going to ask santa for a wii because we can't afford expensive stuff like that (which is not true). so our biggest present has to come from santa. so we had to have a talk about money and that he doesn't need to worry about what things cost at the ripe ol' age of 7. next he is going to worry about paying bills. where does the innocence of children go? and why so fast? kids his age are already beginning to doubt santa. no cartoon undies-that is a national crisis. if any of you have any wisdom on the matter send it my way.

tara

4 comments:

Rebecca said...

Kids can be so mean. It's a good thing Baylee can think and adapt to avoid some of that teasing...

As for the Wii...You might decide you want to camp out somewhere Thanksgiving eve. That's all I'm going to say...

Rebecca said...

And, I don't think it's a bad thing that Baylee thinks about the expense of things. He's smart and caring, and wants to ease the burden on you...and lump it all on Santa and his elves :)

I think that is a good thing...shows he has good character and will hopefully manage his money wisely!

tara said...

i spoke to santa and he has set aside a wii for us about 2 months ago. so all is well here.

Jennifer said...

I think you've got to let your kids know a little about money. Like... it doesn't grow on trees; the ATM machine doesn't give out free money; I (the parent) am not your (the child's) personal ATM machine (that's a hard one for Cody!). You also can't scare them and let them know that this economic crisis we are in has totally wiped out your 401K and that they may be supporting you when you are old! :)
I think the money issue is a fine line with kids. It is something that needs to be discussed with them once they reach the "I want that" age! We believe in allowances and that seems to put money in a whole new perspective for our kids.