Mom can I have...

How do you all deal with the begging? Mine are old enough that if it's something big they know I have to budget for it, things are tight and I am very money conscious. I do let them get simple things most of the time, like a favorite cereal or renting a movie from Redbox. But outside of little purchases it's either a no, or let me think about it.

How do you ladies handle this?

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    04/05/14
    Beth
    It depends what it is, and what the circumstances are... but most importantly it depends how they ask for it. If there is whining involved it's a for sure no. If there are polite requests paired with a please and it's not an insane request, the answer is usually yes - but many times with a qualifier (yes you can get it, but you have to use your money, yes you can go outside, but you have to clean up the playroom first).
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    I am a single mom of two fantastic kiddos that I love to pieces. Currently in school working towards my teaching degree. You can find me most days on www.mommathoughts.com when I am not here chit chatting! :)