Sunday, December 09, 2012
It's different than when I was a kid
When I was a kid, when we got home from school, we played outside until we were called in for supper. After supper, we played outside for a while until we had to go inside to get ready for bed.
We didn't have a lot of money. Some kids had a cooler skipping rope than I did. Some kids had a cooler bike than I did. But basically no one had much more than anyone else.
Kids are so much more advanced these days than we were ... it's got to be tough to be a parent when buying them things. I was happy to get a no-name brand Barbie, a game and a bag of candy at Christmas.
A fella I work with has two sons, aged seven and five. For Christmas, he's ordered them each an Ipad Mini ($329 each). The ten-year-old son of a fella I worked with last year got an Ipod Classic ($250) for Christmas a couple years ago. Ten year old kids have better cell phones than I do.
What are you getting your kids for Christmas?