Today, most families have both of the parents working because they wanted to give the best future that they can provide for their kids. Whether you agree with me or not, we know that at some point, we try to compensate the lost times with materials things. We shower them with toys, clothes, and gadgets.
But I also hope that we don’t forget to spend more time with our children. Spending money is not really necessary. A kid does not really care if she’s wearing the latest collection or if his shoes are the best pair of sneakers a toddler can have. They still do not understand the monetary values of things and they will definitely not remember much of it as they grow up. But those times when you play together, bake pastries, do artsy stuff, or those days at the parks, laughing and being silly together – children will always remember them because it touched their innocent hearts.
When I was a kid, I don’t really know our social status (and I also don’t care). All I know is that every weekend, my mother will prepare the best home cooked meals and our whole family will sit and eat together. And yes! everyone is excited about dessert. The weekend is the time to clean the house together with my sisters and then after our chores, we will all sit at the living room and watch our favorite tv program, or listen to my father sing his favorite old songs. Life was simpler then. No high tech gadgets; a family talks and share stories at the dining table.
A kid does not really care if she’s wearing the latest collection or if his shoes are the best pair of sneakers a toddler can have.
It’s not bad to splurge our children with things, but if you do, just do not forget to splurge them with your presence, time, and attention,t too. ;D