In A World of Everything

watch

My kid informed me that he wanted this watch and we should get it. Right now. Either on my phone or by going to the watch store.

I have no one to blame but myself.

With the click of a button or a swipe of my debit card, I can satisfy his every desire and interest.

And I do.

And I’m creating a spoiled child.

Is this the end of the world? No.

But I’m alarmed at the ease of finding or replacing just about anything. A Cookie Monster hat he got from a secondhand store was lost recently and I found a replacement on eBay, slated to arrive Monday.

The watch was purchased after I told him he needed to clean his room. Instead he found his old watch and stopped asking for the new one.

I paid $17 for a bag of LOWER CASE foam bath letters because I found this request justified (???).

I just dropped $40 on healthy snack bars, telling myself that these will be better for him despite the fact that I let him eat all kinds of garbage.

He was able to coax me into getting him a happy meal (see above) when we walked past a McDonald’s at 3 pm claiming he was hungry (we had just eaten ice cream). The truth revealed itself quickly when he was more enamored with his Thor toy than his all-white meat chicken nuggets.

While we purchase most of his books used, I needed to get out of the house and convinced him to walk with me to a local bookstore where I forked over $18.99 for a brand new Captain Underpants book. BUT IT’S A BOOK! FROM A LOCAL BUSINESS!

Speaking of Captain Underpants, while buying a topper for our new mattress, I threw in an order of CU underpants because WHHEEEEEE, favorite character themed clothing!

I find myself buying the dumbest crap, like spending four quarters on a  vending machine for a miniature dog balloon, endless tiny rubber balls, Dollar Store toys that are broken by the end of the day, all geared toward his instant happiness.

But I know not so deep down he’d rather I get off my phone and play with him.

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