Has retailers crying into their beers and parents doing a happy dance.
I have tried never to buy into the whole “must have” toy thing, although I know a lot of people do because of peer pressure and the like. If the popular toy happens to coincide with the interests of my child, then great. But if it doesn’t, I will feel not even a tiny pang of regret.
And is it just me, or am I the only one surprised to read in that article that layaway is back?
Maybe I come from a place of privilege when I say that I’m not a big fan of layaway.
If we can’t afford something, we don’t buy it. We have had more than one Christmas when we told our son that Mommy and Daddy simply did not have the money to buy him oodles of things. That he gets a lot from his extended family and we see no need to put ourselves in debt for some toys. Did he get something? Yes, but one year it was pretty thin.
Again, maybe I know not of what I speak.
Anybody want to set me straight?