It's been a while since I've done a post about being a Mom.
So, I decided for today...
I'd throw one into the mix.
My wee baby boy...
Is turning 6 years old.
in 6 days.
I want to get him a "big boy" present...
Something that shows him that I know that he is no longer my wee baby...
He is totally into trains..
So, I was thinking about finally taking the leap
and getting into
These are the running electric, die cast metal trains...
It's the real deal...
And the real deal cost
A REALLY LARGE AMOUNT OF MONEY.
Starter set of O-Gauge trains..
You get a Lead Engine, Tender, Freight Car and Caboose.
Batteries, Remote Control Transformer, Enough track to make a 5 ft circle...
And that's it.
That's more than my monthly car payment.
That's almost like 2 weeks worth of groceries...
That's going to cost at least TWICE AS MUCH AS HIS BIRTHDAY PARTY!
I am still trying to find a way to get it.
I must be coming down with something.
Which leads me to my rant...
EVERYTHING is wicked expensive now a days.
It's completely unfair.
We all bust our rear ends to put a roof over our children's heads.
We don't spoil them so we can make the bills...
But, every once in a while...
I just would LOVE to be able to treat my son to the EXACT thing he wants...
Without worrying about not being able to make my bills.
And, it's not like I don't have a decent job.
It's not like I don't have savings.
But, I am also used to the Universe giving me a kick in the ass, when I attempt to do things like this.
I'm overly cautious with our money.
There are no guarantees in this world.
So, what will I do?
Will I put in the risk?
Will I just forget the thought even entered my head?
Can't seem to come to a solid decision that makes me feel okay...
What would you do?
It's not like Emry even knows that I was thinking about doing this.
I've been pushing off the electric train purchases for OVER a year now...
I was thinking of splitting it with a few family members...
But, that takes away from any of their thoughts for his birthday.
He'll love whatever he gets.
He is appreciative of being thought of.
Just wanted to win the "Coolest Mom Ever" Award.
At least for once...