Not that I was a shopaholic person before marriage and kids...but I admit I use to allow myself to dive into 1 of those Shopping Spree Rewards or conciliation when needed! However, ever since I became a MUM I found myself constantly buying my kids more and more stuff even though the main idea was to get something for ME!!
It's just all the displayed outfits for babies and kids are super cute and too irresistible to ignore!!
Anyways, Hubby really needed to get something for himself and so we went for a FAMILY Shopping time...nothing weird about that!
However....my son's reaction when we broke the News was Hilarious...he freaked out!! WHY??
Because we are NOT shopping for HIM!!! Apparently since we only SHOP occasionally for us he either found the idea Bizarre or simple Not acceptable!!!
Not to mention the major MELT DOWNS they always have when we are shopping for US!!!
At that moment we realized that WE had let things downgrade way too far!! Unconsciously we are programming our kids to think shopping should always be about and for them!!
This is definitely NOT the message or values we are so hard trying to bestow upon them....
So this weekend this MAMA decided to put an end for this and GO SHOPPING FOR ME!!!
Now there's NO guarantee that I will leave the Mall without buying anything for them, but at least I will know I tried :)
In the end, being a PARENT automatically shift YOU to putting your KIDS first in EVERYTHING you DO or GET!!