Wish Lists and Catalogs
Do you remember those times as a child when Christmas was just a few months away and the JC Penney catalog used to come? I loved flipping through all of those pages and pages of toys picking out what I wanted for Christmas.
I remember one year, I wanted a particular Barbie house...the Barbie dream house complete with pool and furniture.
Well, my parents were working very hard to make ends meet and when Christmas morning came, I got a Barbie house, but just not the one I wanted. They bought me a Barbie Townhouse...complete with elevator.
I remember being disappointed. I liked what they gave me, but I had my heart set on something else. The townhouse was bigger...had more rooms...not to mention the elevator again. ;) And I did play with it everyday for a long time.
Would my parent's want to get me a dream house? Yeah, probably. Could they afford it? No. So they did what was best for our family. They made the right choice.
Now I am the parent and my child wants a Nintendo DS Lite...red and black specifically. And now I am faced with the same choice...
It seems we do turn into our parents after all.