Saturday, March 21, 2009

It amazes me that children can eat

in the first few years of their school years. I mean really. Once you lose a tooth or two in the front the rest of them fall on out. She lost her 2 bottom teeth awhile ago and, thankfully, they are partly grown in. I say this because the little girl lost 2 more within a week of each other. The tooth fairy was running out of cash. Did I tell you she tried to write the tooth fairy a note asking for $100? No lie. I told her the tooth fairy doesn't carry that kind of cash. Because, well, she doesn't.

So the kid sucked it up and took out her dollar request. I was kind of appalled that she had put one in but she goes to a wealthy school and all of her classmates are totally money centric. Drives us nuts! I know a few other parents that, like us, have a more blue collar income and it drives them nuts too. I only know a few of the parents in the larger homes with ridiculously large incomes and it doesn't seem to affect them. I wonder if their kids always get their material wishes fulfilled and this is the cause of the problems. They get all this stuff, inundated with stupid amounts of toys and whatnot, and then go to school and brag. Our kids come home, ask for it, we look at them like "hell no" and then they go back to school with out every newest latest and greatest toy. Just plain dumb.

I know for a fact that one of the girls in her after school gym class made fun of her for having only 1 gymnastics leotard. She is only in that class maybe 2-3 days a week and I wash it in between. Do you know how much those little tiny pieces of fabric cost? The cheapest you can find them at the store is $46 each. WTF? She's in her after school care 2-3 days a week, only 2.5 hours each time. She's growing and will only fit into this leotard for a limited time right? Just how many do I want to invest in per size? Yeah exactly. I won't buy the cheap ones at Target, one of the other moms already told me they are a waste of money and don't survive the laundry. The whole getting made fun of for fashion though, we just can't be having that. The kid is a fashionista and that is not ok in her world. I found an online store that had a clearance section. This I can deal with. If it wasn't for the fact that she wont fit in the damn things in oh, 2 months I'd be more likely to invest in a bunch of pretty ones.

Children's clothing has such a short lifespan. Just like their baby teeth, they only stay for a short while to be replaced with something more durable.


Trailboss said...

They grow SO fast! But it is just part of the whole parent thing. I can't imagine how much money I have spent between my 2 kids over the years. And so much of what I bought was used for a very short time.

Anonymous said...

yeah, it's been a while since i've bought the kids clothes . . . i let the wealthy g-parents do it. if we wanna eat or not have to walk every where, that is.

Kimberly said...

yeah, insane that at her age and even at Nia's age they are made fun of for clothes and whatever else. We are having major issues with the little brats picking on Nia in her class. I blame the parents for teaching kids that they need more than one outfit that cost as much as those dance outfits cost!! Please, the bulk of my kids clothes still come from walmart and I am not ashamed to admit it!!!