Tonawanda News — The second is biological. Years of sleep deprivation, insufficient nutrition and “Blue’s Clues” alter a parent’s DNA and brain. Thus, no matter how illogical it is to buy another Buzz Lightyear stuffed doll and how much you’ll regret it an hour later when your son throws it at his sister’s head, you fork over the money.
And you ensure another trip to the charity box in a couple months. But you generally don’t think of that in the moment, and even if you do you justify the action by imagining the smile you’ll get upon giving the gift.
Being money-conscious is a noble trait for a parent. It’s mandatory, really, and being in this spot makes me remember back to my single days and when I thought I was broke then. And I laugh hysterically at that thought.
But anyone could do the same at me if they see me buying Rigby a value meal or Penny a Barbie doll. Because I’m helping dig my own grave and seemingly erasing any right I have to moan about finances.
I’d rather you not laugh, though. Instead, you’d be much more helpful if you offer to grab one of the bags of toys I’m about to go donate.
If you want to send a dollar my way, even better. Friday is ice cream day for Penny.Contact Paul Lane at email@example.com.