Tuesday, November 18, 2008

A fine line for sure!

I really started thinking last night about how easily we can turn our kids into greedy monsters. I wouldn't even say it's their fault either.

When discussing their Christmas lists recently I was surprised about how Trevor just expected that no matter how much was written on the list that he would receive it all. Is this his fault?, I don't think so, for the first 6 years of his life we have wanted to give him all we could that in fact we have given him everything he's wanted.
How does one learn that they are lucky or to be greatful?

I have been trying really hard lately to explain this but it just seems to be falling on deaf ears. My husband does not believe they need to be exposed to the concept of money yet, I fiercely disagree. Rory believes that children do not need this worry. However when Trevor asked why he had to pick between soccer, hockey, baseball, bowling and swimming, the only answer I could think of was that they all cost a lot of money and we can't afford for you to do them all.

I don' t know maybe I am just rambling about nothing, but the last thing I want is to raise greedy children. Is he too young to understand all this, will he grow into it, or is this something that I should be emphasizing about as much as possible. Anybody reading this that has gone through this or understands what I am speaking of your words of wisdom would be very appreciated!! >At the bottom of this blog I have a poll I would really love if you could participate in. I am trying to determine what types of greeting cards I should concentrate on more.





Thanks for taking part, it will really help me in making decisions for next year.



Sock Monkey Greetings said...

My vote would be for the handcrafted - although I love the cute one also. How about a cute handmade card? LOL

Grove Designs Co, aka Kriskropmemories said...

Oh that can be done for sure :)

LeelaBijou said...

Great post and I understand your worries.

I voted too ^_^

Kathy said...

I like cute and handcrafted! The money thing is a big issue. Most of our friends had a lot more money thatn we did when we were raising our kids, so our kids didn'thave what the other kids had. It didn't seem to matter to them because they had us. I was a SAHM and wouldn't have done it any other way. Kids do need to understand money, but only what they can handle at their particular age. I'm sure you'll do just fine with it!

Robin@creations-anew.com said...

So true...we want our children and ourselves to be happy....I always told our boys to put the most important gift to them at the top....:)