Monday, August 07, 2006

Parents who buy their children everything

Put me in this catergory!

Today I took the 3 young 'uns to Target with me. They were doing fine until we got to the toothpaste aisle. Everyone likes a different kind, so we chose 3 different ones. Then Emma decided that she had to have a princess toothbrush. Mind you, she doesn't need a new toothbrush yet, her old one is a little over a month old. But, being 6 1/2 months pregnant, and having all 3 kids with me, I didn't want her to start a scene, so I agreed to let her get the toothbrush. Which meant that the boys both wanted one to.
If it had just been Andrew, I would have said no, and that would have been the end of it. But lately, Ethan likes to cause a scene when he doesn't get his way either, so I decided to avoid the fight altogether and let everyone choose a toothbrush.
It drives me crazy that in every aisle Target manages to market some product that my children "have"to have. I really try to limit what I buy my kids, especially in terms of toys. They usually only get toys or games at their birthdays, and at the beginning of summer (I like to buy a couple of new games then so we can have something new to do with each other for a few months!)
I can't wait for school to start so I can start going to Target all by myself. 8 days and counting!

1 comment:

Stephanie said...

at least all they wanted was a toothbrush and toothpaste. those are good things, even if they don't quite need them yet. it could have been worse.