Since one of my biggest pet peeves is unsolicited advice I will be asking for thoughts. Playful, bantering type thoughts about something.
The Stream children seem to WANT stuff. Trip to DisneyWorld, a dog, DS, Ipods, cell phones, Ipads, fast food every single night etc. The problem is that we simply can't afford it. I tell them that God provides all that we need, not all that we want. But sometimes, SOMETIMES my husband and I really do want to buy stuff for them!! We would have LOVED to have taken the tribe down to Florida for Spring Break!! I do not want my children to think they are some financial burden for us. They aren't but I do so hope and pray that they count their blessings from time to time. I want to raise grateful children that understand there is a reason for The Stream Budget.
Do you think it is ok to tell your children you simply do not have the money?