Last weekend, Michelle Singletary’s piece in the Washington Post touched on the familiar topic of overindulging children. I have nothing to add to her piece other than to wonder how parents are going about reminding their offspring how good they have it.
I was talking to an acquaintance last night at a school auction. He mentioned that he was bidding on a Nintendo game for his child, to replace the one given as a birthday present recently, which could not be found. I said “‘Too bad,’ would be my reaction.” We did not discuss who had mislaid or lost the game–it could have been parent or child. Either way, it was bought, it was lost. Buying another one does what? It’s a toy or game, not something essential. His response was “I promised to replace it.” You what?