What would you do?
I have a question- nothing earth shattering but my husband and I have differing thoughts on something regarding his daughter, my stepdaughter, who just turned 13. Last year for her birthday, we gave her an iPod Mini. Well she lost it after about 6 months. She is a bit of a slob so we figured it was lost in her room. But she's since cleaned her room pretty well, quite a few times and it has not shown up. She had been taking it to school sometimes so it could have gotten stolen at school. Anyways, we were upset that she lost it, and I'm sure said we wouldn't be getting her another one any time soon. I am OK with sticking to that. The one we got her cost quite a bit of money, and if she can't be responsible enough to keep track of it, then she doens't need one yet. My husband was thinking along those same lines too. Until our 10 yr old nephew came over with his own the other day and you could see how jealous she was. Since then, my husband has been saying we should get her one like her cousin's. She is leaving to go visit her grandparents out of town and he thinks she needs one for the plane ride. She has expressed some desire for another one, especially after seeing her cousin's the other night. My question is- its only been a year since she was given her first one. Would you give her one for the trip, or not? Should I stick to my feelings, or am I just being a "wicked stepmother"? Any thoughts are appreciated!! Thanks