Goodpueblo's Blog

August 26, 2009

Turning my child into a less materialistic one

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Is it possible to raise a non-materialist child on these technological times? I keep wondering this to myself while I look at my 10 year old daughter going from her Nintendo DS, to the Notebook, to the TV to watch Cartoon Network and from there more than often to borrow either mine or my husband’s mp3. And yes, she has her own mp3 player but because is not an iPod isn’t as fun. Ya know..

Can we be technologically prepared and at the same time frugal? This is a question that has been daunting me for quite some time and even though hippy’s is not my favorite lifestyle, sometimes I think we need to go back to nature in order for us to truly disconnect.

Imagine how happy I feel when we go for lunch once or twice a week to my mother’s house and my daughter plays with everything and anything she finds on the well planted yard. Just yesterday while there, she was playing for 2 hours straight with mud, she said she was making cookies and because the weather is getting to be great this time of the year, we are really enjoying it, but back home is another story. Obviously is not easy for an only child with a working from home mom to get a lot of fun by herself but I only wish that these kids could truly appreciate being outside and connect to each other face to face instead of doing it  through the computer.

Today she has a Birthday party, one of her classmates is turning 11!! I can’t believe this..she is getting to be a pre-teen and I am not ready at all for it.

Anyway, we got her a cute little necklace and we made some cookies for her and I keep hoping that technology and frugalness can live together for ever..

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