Mmmuuuummmmyyyyy can I have a magazine? Plleeessssaaaasse? I cave in way more than I should. I tell myself it's bargain, I mean £3.99 for toys, stories and a million stickers is great right?
Here is tonight's example of my caving:
Look at all that stuff!
About 15 minutes later,Hannah wasn't interested. The stuff was everywhere and she was back to one of her trusty old books. I offered to read her one of the magazine stories at bed. Nope, she wanted a book.
It hit me, this stuff is a waste of money! There is not one magazine or free toy that has survived a day. However, Hannah has tatty books that she wants to read again and again. It is as if she sees the magazines as disposable, like she knows there will be new stickers and plastic trumpets next week.
It makes my eyes water thinking about the amount of money I have spent on this stuff. I have probably funded a factory somewhere single handidly.
I am quite firm with Hannah was she's having a melt down demanding her own way. With magazines,however,I'm a push over. I am deciding right now that I am over buying magazines. It's a false economy. Just wish me luck in telling Hannah!