The Disco Dilemma
This week I’ve had a dilemma –
It’s my daughters first school disco on Friday, it’s big deal for her, and now, of course, it is becoming a big deal for me… a ‘painful’ big deal.
We checked her wardrobe and honestly, there wasn’t very much. So I agreed, as it was her first disco and an important event for her, I would get her something new, big mistake.
She wanted this dress:
I think it’s a bit over the top, price wise it’s 129.00 so not really cheap either, especially if she doesn’t use it again – although my thinking is she probably will (she was quick to point out that if I got her this, she would then have something to wear when she goes out for dinners) – what? Anyways, it is an option…
I just went to witchery and these are the other options … really it all works out the same for cost by the time you factor in a few things – but I think she would probably at least use the below more than the top or am I just being an ‘old fuddy duddy’?
Normally, I am not the type to go out and spend big on my kids clothes, for me, it’s just not practical. But I do get that this is a ‘first’ event in her life and so, as parents do – we go out of our way to make sure our little ones are happy. This is one of those times.
Yesterday, I caved.
I bought the ‘look at me’ party dress for my daughter.
No, can’t really afford it, and now, of course I will have to miss out on something else, so I have to ask – am I nuts?
Is it just me? Or, have you done anything, even remotely similar for your kids?
Writer and PR gal by day, blogger by night. Jen loves to blog about anything from parenting to finance, product reviews or just the normal everyday stuff like hot spots or great ideas with her family. With over 15 years of work in the corporate sector having children turned her into a multi-tasking wanna be! Currently, loving and living in Sydney, the mother of two loveable, cookie-eating monsters spends her very rare free time in search of an extraordinary coffee.