Ok we decided wanted to live a bit different than those around us. I didn't want to live in debt, be a slave to the cell phone, or allow my kids to be addicted to video games. We wanted to teach self sufficiency, imagination, outdoor skills, crafting skills, and teamwork. We do everything as a family. If one has an interest then everyone supports it. Thats just how we roll now. So we invite some scout buddies over and yet again all I hear is why don't we have a flat screen, why do I only have one laptop, why don't we have all 3 of the latest game system, why is our only game system older than heck and why is it stored in the closet. Wow your mom is mean. You get to do nothing. I could not live without my ps3, ds and wii. I just feel like screaming. GO OUTSIDE AND PLAY. sigh my son is feeling a bit less than because we have less than the others. I will spend the day explaining but all ours is paid for and they will be paying for theirs for the next 8 years, but that never flies when your feeling less than your friends. Pizza, chips and coke is not good enough. It has to be pizza from the fancy place, ice cream, maybe a trip out for some fast food and of course more gaming. Not loving it right now. A bit tired of being the mean mom. Oh yea and jackie chan movies are apparently lame and any game less than m for mature is to baby like for 11 year olds. more sighing.