Friday, October 2, 2009

We're taking Tyler out of school a little early today to head up to Disneyland for an early Halloween party. He doesn't know it yet, so I'm looking forward to the surprise. It got me thinking about the vacation post I did a few days ago. I was, well still am, pretty spoiled but my kid has gotten to do some pretty awesome things as a result of this little corner of the web I have.

We don't mind spoiling him when he's earned it. But this idea he has about going on vacation being the coolest thing ever! has me wondering how he views things like what we're getting to do this evening. We tell him they're special occasions that we are fortunate enough to be included in, but maybe to him they are part of his 'normal', if that makes any sense.

I don't want him to start to taking our outings for granted, thereby taking us for granted. I don't want him to develop a "what have you done for me today" kind of attitude. That would suck because I have no patience for brats.

I'm not really going anywhere with this. It's just something swirling around my head today. What's swirling around in yours?


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  2. Mel, I so feel where you're coming from. My husband and I have 5 children, we don't have a lot. We've been blessed, and we both work hard, and want to provide our children with opportunities that will allow them to be the best they can be.

    Every now and then, we have to remind them that what we have, and things we do are not a right, but a privlidge. Finally, my 12 year old understands that we are not rich. That her daddy's jar of quaters is really no money at all!


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