When my DD refused to be carried in public, the fact hit me. . . she is not a baby anymore. She has started to take interest in what I wear, commenting even when not asked. Some of my clothes and shoes have been pre-selected as hers when they would fit her already. What is fascinatingly scary is her interest in branded products. She once exclaimed "what would she do without Zara!". Once in a while, she would asked me which one is the most expensive among my bags. She once dreamt of owning an Hermes bag. . . and she is just 9!!!!
Studies are replete with conclusion that parents play a great role in how their children choose to grow up, more than environment, school or peers. I have been justifying my every acquisition with the thought that eventually they will be hers to own. I have been introducing her to some luxury items which my limited resources can afford. If that is bad, then I am guilty as charged. I just want the best for her. But do not get me wrong, I still do exercise discretion in giving in to her whims, after all, she is just 9.
Her latest desire . . . a satchel bag. I mulled over whether to buy her the original Cambridge Satchel or otherwise. After much thought, I decided not to buy her the expensive kind but the "reasonable" one. I fairly know after few times of use it will just sit in the corner unloved and unused just like her other bags. I chanced upon Dream Big Shop through multiply. They sell satchel bags in NU Leather. Purchased one in red. She loves it a lot. Now I am thinking of getting her the other colors. :-b
Seeing how happy my DD is, I do not mind pulling some strings to get what she wants. . . even if she is just 9!