My kids are becoming huge “wanters”. It drives me crazy and it makes shopping very unpleasant. They are always begging for new toys, and if we buy a toy for a birthday party they have to have one for themself too. Well, I should say the problem is more with Stella, but the behavior is rubbing off on Lucas. Honestly, compared to other houses we’ve been to, my kids don’t have a lot of toys. Not that they don’t have ANY toys, but just not a lot of toys. I guess it’s because I just don’t buy them–only for special occasions. Never out of the ordinary. However, now that I’ve been exposed to other kid’s playrooms, I feel kind of bad for my kids. And now I feel the pressure that I NEED to buy toys for them. Which brings me back to the fact that I don’t like them been “wanters” or being too spoiled–also I love to see their imagination become alive with just a pile of rocks and sticks. So, I’ve created a sticker chart. We’ll see how it goes–she gets a sticker for a variety of things I would like her to work on and once filled up–we take a special trip to the toy store. I don’t know–I’m kind of making random decisions in the dark.