Hi sisterhood. I'm reaching out for some advice on Christmas presents.
My 13yr old is begging me for an iPhone 8 and this is the 2nd year in a row she's asked for it. Last year I insisted she wasn't getting it. Too expensive, too much for a then 12 year old, waste of money, didn't want to spoil her and give in to her wants etc etc.
This year same argument, it's literally all she wants.
Yes the price is less than last year, but I still feel it's spoiling her and setting her up for a lifetime of ask and you shall receive mentally.
It's not a financial issue as to why I don't want to buy it, it's more an ethical one.
She has a iPhone 6 already but it's getting old, but I just feel trying to justify a $900+ purchase on 1 item for Christmas is just too much.
Now I'm her defence, she's an amazing kid, does everything I ask of her, helps out, etc she's doing well at school etc.
Given I have said no last year and made her wait another year, is that sufficient to reward her now for being patient and a good kid???
Or is it still too much and this is just spoiling her?