Seriously! Stop! Stop Asking Everyone to Spoil Your Child! It’s not our (the collective citizens of the world) job to provide (gifts and entertainment) for them as you see fit. That’s your job as their parent.
When I say “Ask”, I mean those parents that consistently “Demand” or “Insist” that their child receive something for free.
As I was scrolling through my Facebook feed, I ran across the local zoo’s page. They are running a new promo that I thought was worth clicking on. Then I read the comments. Why do I do this to myself? I get it. I tell my kids “the only stupid question is the one not asked”. However, there has to be a line somewhere.
Stop Asking Everyone to Spoil Your Child
In the comments, the oh so fabulous comments, a mom “asked” if the zoo would do anything nice for her child’s birthday. Okay. It’s not horrible but come on. They aren’t going to do anything. You aren’t getting in free (maybe if you were a member). It’s a business. And it’s not just this mom. It’s becoming the norm to ask for free stuff.
If you want to do something nice for your kids, perfect. Pay for it. Shop around for a great deal. I bargain shop for trips, hotels, rental cars, flights, food, etc. I have 3 kids, one is a pre-teen and eating us out of home. Don’t insist that a business should spoil your child with crap you will throw away just as soon as you leave that business and get in your car.
We just took our daughter, Rea, to Walt Disney World. She had a joint party with her little sister months back and since she has a Christmas-time birthday, we never do much (everyone is out-of-town).
Did we “insist” that WDW pay for her admission or discount a toy? No. It’s a business.
It’s not our responsibility to cater to your kid.
Everyone is different. Please stop “insisting” that because it is your kid’s birthday that we should spoil them. Someone has a birthday everyday. Every. Single. Day.
Love your kids. You spoil them. Stop “asking” everyone else to do it for you.