- Dec 6, 2009
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So I have my 8 year old girl and it is her birthday, and she sked me to get her roller blades. Now many parents would get them without second thought, but I was worried about possible accidents and injuries and then her 3 year old brother would also want one soon and so I would have to worry double. It is breaking my heart because she wanted them so much and not matter what I tried to convince her as alternative and better gift, she just wanted rollers. I found myself refusing to buy them and she asked me at what age I had rollers myself, so I said at 11, so she counted the years she has left until 11 so that she can then corner me with the fact that I had them at that age. It is hurting me a little because I feel like I am in the way of her dreams although I provide a lot of care. She has no shortage of activities from swimming and piano classes to a sports club membership and outings, a part of me tells me to man up and take the final decision without so much sensitivity but I am worried how much damage I might be causing. She is still happy but I can tell that she wants roller skates. I know this feeling. But where I live it's all steep roads with no sidewalk, so the rollers would be occasional when we drive somewhere where there is space to roll. I feel like she will wear them a few times and then just put them aside and then outgrow their size. It is the parent who knows these things. I am still confused what to do. What is your opinion on this?