I love my girls but one thing that really bothers me is their lack of respect for anything. I don’t think they own one toy that isn’t broken or lost, clothes missing off dolls, pieces missing from games and puzzles. They leave things out in the rain to rot. I’m forever moving bikes and scooters into the garage so they don’t rust out in the elements.
They were never one to have a security teddy or blanket. They have never had one particular toy that they would be devastated if it broke or was lost. Recently they left their iPod touch in a café. Luckily my husband went and collected it but we told them that it was lost as punishment and they didn’t care one bit. It was 2 months before we gave it back to them and not once did they ask for it.
I’m forever counting pet shop toys to make sure we haven’t lost one and this poor Lalaloopsy doll has seen better days. I’m sure I had more respect for my belonging when I was a little girl. For sure, they have more toys than I ever did. Possibly that is the reason, they know that mum is a softy and will buy more toys if something gets broken.
It upsets me to see yet another broken toy. How to teach respect for their belongings? Tell me I’m not the only one with this dilemma.