|But, here is what I don't understand.. if you're a family who has already donated to charities, etc., then why is it so wrong to want these pants?
We specifically requested that our families do not send us any gifts this season, including my birthday which is on Sunday. Instead, we requested that they donate to Guatemalan causes in our name. We did not buy each other any presents this year. We donated to the needy families, the Guatemanal orphanage and some other charities.
Why is it so wrong to do these things and still want to spend $250 on these?
I am struggling with it only because we can't wear them this year, but I am sure those snowflakes took over an hour each to do..
I dunno.. I just don't know why it's so wrong to want beautiful items for the babes.
I completely agree with you, Holli. I know that mama here probably look at the pants and say, "WHAT?!?! For a pair of pants? NUTS!" But you cannot look at craftsmanship like that as just a pair of pants. It's artwork, and people pay a hefty preium price for artwork to hang on thier walls, wy not artwork to "hang" on their babes?
And while I think the sentiment behind comments like the one Holli's post is referring to are heartfelt, I also think that it's kind of rude to judge how another person spends their money. You've got no idea where they are financially, where they spend their money and what causes they give to. They might not give any money to any charities or needy families, but they might spend every single saturday volunteering somewhere to help those who aren't as fortunate, or tutoring kids, or doing any number of things that you've got no clue about. Just like it's wrong to tell someone how to parent their child, I think it's wrong to tell them how to spend thier money.
Now, I wanna know WHO got those pants, LOL?