Why do I bother?

Posted: May 5, 2013 in books

Why is it that you spend a fortune on birthday presents for them to only play with one thing? My daughter just had her birthday and between us and my mother we must have spent a small fortune on presents. She comes downstairs all excited, ripping them open until she comes across the £18 doll that she had asked for. Reluctantly she opens the rest of her presents shoving them aside and thrusting the box at me to open.

The worst part of it is that it has to be the most annoying doll in the world! It makes a silly babbling  noise which sounds nothing like a real baby and then it cries whilst kicking it’s legs. I really wish she had never seen the advert for it on the television 🙂

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Comments
  1. Oh, the lure of ads aimed at kids. They should be outlawed. That said, I think when the shine wears off she will begin to see the value of the other gifts.

    • Oh I hope so Yvonne, there’s nothing worse than when your child seems ungrateful. She certainly wasn’t raised that way.

      • Research has shown that the brain is not fully developed until the mid-twenties. Until them kids remain pretty self-centred and often show little empathy. That’s not to say we don’t keep teaching them, though. That’s why parents need such a thick skin. Sigh.

  2. Very true Yvonne, although I did not know the brain doesn’t fully develop until the mid-twenties 🙂

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