Pllllllleasssse! I agree that Paul was a great man and follower of God but I just get tired of hearing that children need to learn so early to not "want". I do agree with trying to teach them to be content but I think this thinking really goes further, and a lot of people think that a child with a lot does not appreciate things. My kids basically own a toy store and they are very appreciative. I have to say that Sammy has NEVER thrown a fit over buying a toy etc. They really can have both. I think to take away the grandparent's joy of buying cool toys or taking them places, or even taking that joy from a mom is nuts. There are so many other ways to teach that. I don't see all these experts not getting their nails done, or hair frosted. Extra's do not make us non-christians. I do not buy any extras for myself because they do nothing for me. My kids, I love to buy for. Okay,I feel better.....
Something I do with my kids when they tell me they "need" something is to say "Do you "need" it or do you "want" it. I just want them to recognize needs and wants as two different things.
I think that is great.
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