Posted: 04/03/2011 at 08:47
I think it's just a fact of life really... There will always be people who buy expensive things for the sake of having "the best" and to keep up with the Jones' whether it be prams, cars, clothes, mobile phones...!
I do have friends who fall into this category and must admit in the past I've probably been rather materialistic in my approach to life... I'd have though nothing of spending ??80 on a t-shirt (now hanging my head in shame!) but I was young, earning good money and no responsibility!
However since having my DS I want the best for him, and ive learnt that certainly doesn't mean the most expensive! I used to have a new Mini which had to go when I had him (poss the most unfriendly child car in the world!!) and purchased a Clio - I did have friends ask me if money was tight coz I'd gone "down in status" lol!!!! Fact is, when I go back to work I will drive less than 2 miles a day - what is the point in having a flashy car for that?! So long as it's safe and reliable what more could I need?
Some people probably do buy the most expensive pram as they think it's the best and due to fear of being judged by others... But then so is life and I don't think that'll ever change!! x