Frugal Parenting in a Material World 🤷🏻♀️ : Frugal
Longtime lurker 12 months having a look to select some brains.
My kiddo is 4 and we’re deep into birthday events, college occasions, 2nd child showers, and many others. All those occasions develop into alternatives to be fleeced of money- further occasions that value cash in class, events the place folks purchase presents that children don’t in point of fact want, and many others. As somebody who’s pinching pennies I in finding myself pissed off that to be socially expectable I’m paying for all this crap- and it in point of fact is crap.
What do different frugal other folks do?
One factor I’m noticing is that when you develop into conscious about bills that don’t additional your financial savings targets it turns into painfully obtrusive of the patron elevator that the general public are on.
And, now I’m simply venting however, right here’s an instance. I lately out of place the date of a party – and after I texted the mother about presents her kid would really like she knowledgeable me that I overlooked the birthday party however she nonetheless texted me about presents I may get her kid- for change at our subsequent play date. Seriously? I’m certain her child has heaps of toys, given what I do know their way of life and it sort of feels that me simply including every other to the pile received’t in point of fact additional the friendship between 2 little toddlers. I am getting that some other folks in finding giving presents to be a image of friendship and that’s no longer me – nevertheless it’s people, were given it. Anyway- I in finding all this change of crap pieces to be maddening….