Here's the story: my 8 y/o got some stickers from a schoolmate. He returned the favour by bringing her some washable tattoos (my idea ).
Now other friends saw the tattoos and they want some too. One of them gave ds a toy (maybe worth $5), the other one gave him a rock in exchange for tattoos. Ds is excited about both gifts and wants to bring more tattoos at school tomorrow. He even wants to give the kid who gave him the toy one of his own toys (worth $15).
So me and dh can't agree now. One of us says that we should stop the exchanges right now; the kids are not allowed to bring toys at school and we shouldn't let ds give away the toys he bought with his allowance and for which he saved for weeks. He doesn't grasp yet the value of something if he's equally excited by a toy and a rock found on the playground.
The other one says that whatever we do, we can't stop kids exchanging toys at school, and we should be happy he's telling us about it. We should stay out of it and let him learn the value of things by himself, as we all did.
So, what do you think? What would you do in this situation?