So I have to say this;
It's true. I do love my girls and I would do anything or buy anything for them, but they have too much. As much as I try to teach my girls to value what they have and to be thankful for the toys they have, they don't absorb that lesson. Starting to clean through it this morning, I noticed so many broken, mismatched or toys that have pieces that are misplaced. It really frustrated me because I give up everything for my girls and give up everything for months for them to have a good Christmas. When I see toys (Like the "Hide and Seek Jo Jo" that Olivia HAD to have) that cost quite a bit of money without pieces, it makes me feel like my girls don't respect me.
At that point, I had just put things away without going through them and attempting to find the pieces; I was just as much at fault by this point. I felt defeated, frustrated, upset and disrespected. All I wanted to do was get the room clean so when Olivia's dad came today, I wouldn't feel like I had lost all control of my children. (Which I do admit, I feel like I have at times.) I am not sure how to get through to a 3 and 5 year old that these things cost money. Money doesn't grow on trees and I work hard for what I have and what I can give them, they don't seem to understand.
This is probably a useless rant and a boring post, but it's been on my mind all day. It's something that frustrates me because I always valued all I had when I was a child. Of course, I always wanted more, but I took care of my stuff and treated it with care. Not like my girls do when they literally act like the little girl with braces in Finding Nemo. I will just have to keep drilling it into their heads; the toys they have and want cost money. Maybe I should listen to other people when they say that I should make them clean their toys and make them earn what they really want. I probably do hand everything to them on a silver platter, and that's not the way to go. I'm too nice to be strict.
Anyone else have this problem?