You swear to your kids you will never buy it again, and you do

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United States
September 27, 2008 10:49am CST
I do it EVERY time. I will go out and buy my kids markers over and over again even though they repeatedly run out of markers because the tops were left off and still I buy more. I tell them "This is the last time" or "Im throwing your markers in the trash and thats it" after the second pack I bought. Why is that? I really do value art sometimes much more than teaching them their ABCs and Art was so important to me as a child so even though I tell them I will not buy them more markers or glitter pens (another thing they like but use up in one day) I know I will because It would feel like Im doing them a diservice if i didnt since I think art is so important. What do you buy over and over for your kids?
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@aanthe (61)
• China
27 Sep 08
we need to be honest to all people, especially to kids, we should not lie to them so we keep our promise.
• United States
27 Sep 08
I see what your saying but come on, lying to my kids, it almost sounds malicious of course I want the best for my children and everything we say to our kids does not have to be set in stone and I believe love is much stronger and its much more important for your children to know their loved.
• United States
27 Sep 08
maybe i should try to make myself clear, yes I buy markers again and again for my children but I buy them according to how much I have. If I have a few extra bucks left over to spare then its no problem to me but It does not make me anxious if they do not have markers. i often bring them to the library where we use theirs but kids are spontaneous and I do like to keep them around the house
@Sheepie (3118)
• United States
27 Sep 08
Well, as a kid I used crayons more often than markers because they were less messy, and they also could be mixed and such. I think that you should see if they have markers that don't dry out, but I don't remember if anyone invented it yet!
• United States
27 Sep 08
yea that would cool if they did but they do have twistables but they are not washable and they have markers which I did buy that have the caps attached to them but that did not even work. Does anyone have any stories? I actually wrote this discussion for everybody not just to focus on my buying habits, I do not mind buying the markers because to me its beneficial to them. Doesnt anyone make exceptions to the rule with their kids?
• India
27 Sep 08
I think one must buy for the kids the stuff they are need in or simply buying markers all the time because art is important for them I do not think is a right decision. If they do not need it again and again what is the fun to buy and waste money for that. I think you some special love of markers and on the cost of your this madness you are hurting their sentiments.
• United States
27 Sep 08
no your wrong, my kids use the markers every time and they enjoy it coming up with hearts for mommy and my oldest daughter 3 1/2 can nearly draw a picture perfect spongebob so thats why Im going out of my way to buy markers because she carrys the gift of art like I had as a child. So yes, I do have a love of markers.
• United States
27 Sep 08
CRAYONS!!! I hate picking up broken crayons that they leave laying all over the place! I pick them up, throw them out and swear never to buy them again. But, I always do! My reasoning is, they need them for school. But, I really do get sick of picking them up and throwing them away.
• United States
27 Sep 08
you are soo right, the crayons Im suprised they don't make them like bricks by now and actually the company "Melissa and Doug" does make stronger crayons but your right about that. My daughters like to take the crayons, all 100 (bits and peices, i just now started throwing those parts out) and toss them on to the floor when they go to color and i pick them up everytime because i know babies like spilling things. I am transitioning over to the thicker crayons now for toddlers while I throw the small peices over time