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So, unfortunately, these days I don't think it's entitlement to want one. We're also contemplating buying one and it's not really in our budget. We're looking at ways she can "raise" some of the money herself to help pay for it: e.g., lemonade stand, selling old books, organizing a yard sale, babysitting/extra chores. If the twins are the same age range, I could see how that would be hard and I would ask Grandma to pony up for another one so everyone have one of their own. If they're significantly younger (like under 8) then I think it's fine as computer needs are much less and now they have one less person to share with so they benefit too.
Three cheers for the twins! That whole situation could have gotten MUCH uglier.
I'm not a huge fan of laptops for the under-16 crowd, since I'm not a huge fan of private Internet access for the under-16 crowd. Honestly, I'd be worrying more about how to manage the darn laptop than about whether or not the kid manipulated Grandma into buying it.
~Teresa, raising DS (Jan. 02) and DD1 (Jun. 04) and DD2 (Dec. 11) with DH.
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