So I have noticed that I have been blogging quite often lately. I am excited for so many activities that we've been able to do. But this blog is not quite the same. I fear that I may be spoiling my child and not in a good way. I know that at this time of year we are all very excited to purchase or make wonderful gifts for our children just to see their faces on Christmas Day. But I fear that I may be Spoiling my children. I love them so much and I want to give them the best, but maybe I give too much. Today during a "Crap Nap" (if you need explanation, review earlier posts), I went in to see what the rucas was about, and they were playing around..which was fine besides that they needed a nap....But also a child (not mentioned to protect the guilty) had torn a book apart. A paperback, that has been used since the oldest was a baby, a favorite among my nighttime books, this book was completely torn apart. It wasn't quite the torn apart where a page or two has been removed, it was the cover and all pages torn into little pieces. Now I don't know if this was done in frustration by the child or boredom. Anyways, I discussed with the child that we do not do these things and that if we can't take care of the possessions we have, maybe we shouldn't receive more. Now this statement was mostly used to threaten them into taking better care of their items. So after it is all done...I wonder if I am giving my child too much, that they are bored and want to tear things apart. Or they have soo much that they don't treasure items. Or maybe it is just the age and I am over-reacting?!! Anyways, it feels good to get my emotions out. So any thoughts or ideas on how one might prevent these things from happening, or if you think "yes you are spoiling your children, please comment!!"