I know, weird question right?
I should specify my intentions really. I don’t mean school goers entering into the world of their first crush’s, or over-sexed teenagers lusting after anything with a pulse, no my question relates to something a lot simpler.
The purchasing of cards by your toddler / baby.
Now, I have bought a Valentines card for the wife from the cats before, but that was a bit of fun. The expectation is there, I feel, that it is my duty to buy and give cards from my three year old and 11 week old to their mother. As a gesture.
I don’t know, is this a normal done thing? Does anybody else buy the childrens card for Mummy?
I know it’s a nice gesture, as a sign of appreciation I suppose, but isn’t that what Mother’s day is for? Why do they get two occasions?!
With this being a simple cash flow operation (spot the old romantic in me!) for Hallmark and the such, I am loathe to part with any more cash on these sort of opportunities.
However, am I just being mean spirited? It’s true that I don’t like spending money and this is maybe the reasoning for my questioning and doubt.