We pride ourselves on having the friendliest
and most welcoming forums for moms and moms to be! Please take a moment
for free so you can be a part of our growing community of mothers.
If you have any problems registering please drop an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our community is moderated by our moderation team so you won't see spam or offensive messages posted on our forums. Each of our message boards is hosted by JustMommies hosts, whose names are listed at the top each board. We hope you find our message boards friendly, helpful, and fun to be on!
DH wanted to take the two older girls to the Taylor Swift concert at the state fair. It's $85 a ticket plus $20 to get in the gate. So we are talking over $300 for the 3 of them to go. Is it wrong of me to think that paying that kind of money for my 8 and 5 y/o to go to a concert is crazy? Especially since we are in the process of buying a house?
well I think it depends on if you have the money to spend, if you do then I see it as a nice way for dad and girls to spend time together, however if you don't (and since you are in the process of buying house I take you might not) then no I don't think you are crazy at all, $300 is a lot of money when you are saving for a house. I think that is really expensive for concert tickets anyway? especially at a state fair kind of venue! I haven't been to a concert in a few years but $50 is about the most I have ever paid for concert tickets.
I probably wouldn't do it. I think it is a lot of money to spend on a concert. My normal limit is about $150 and I don't do it often. That's just my personal opinion for our family though, it's up to you guys and if you have the money to spend and if it is a priority. Good luck coming to a decision.
So I didnt buy the tickets. It was a really hard decision especially since Dh doesnt spend much time with the kids. But I think instead he is going to take them to the fair to go on rides. They will like that too.
I definetly wouldn't for my kids at that age, but maybe if they were teens. When I've been at concerts I always do see kids that age, and they're always asleep by the end of it.
I am going to Taylor Swift this summer, my sister really wanted to go, so we are taking each other for our birthdays. My older kids are a little envious, but I wasnt' going to take them, it's just too much. (I wouldn't have gone and spent the money if it wasn't for my sister).
That's hard. I know that we wanted to take DS to see "Thomas" but EACH ticket (including the one for my 2 year old) was $187.00, that's crazy...yet my DS LOVES Thomas. If the economy wasn't so bad & DH had his regular OT hours at work, I would have done it but now that it's not happening, we just can't. As much as I want to take him, he'll have to be happy w/ the movies on DVD & his train sets.
It's really something up to you. Do you feel that this is something the child would LOVE to see? I mean, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to see? or is it a phase? Also, is it in your budget, can you splurge? If you have to put it on a credit card & it's not on your budget, then maybe not. Also... is there a BDay or special occasion approaching? You could use this as "this is your gift" thing too. That's what I did w/ my kids when we went to the Disney Magic cruise, that was VERY expensive, it was his BDay & Xmas present all in one. Obviously I got him some smaller things for Xmas & Santa didn't dissapoint but I didn't do the normal stuff.
It's one of those things you have to think about, and if you can afford it, and it's something they'd LOVE & you can use it as a gift for something else, then it might be a great thing to do. If you think it's not, then...no.
I know I probably wasn't that helpful. But it would depend for me on our budget & how much the child would appreciate it.
I don't think I would. Maybe if they were a bit older and it was for like a b-day gift or something else. With that kind of $$ you could do so many Father-Daughter outtings. What about the day at the zoo, a water park, movie and mini-golf.
Yet, if $$ is not problem then what the hay! Otherwise, I would think twice about it. Really, is it Taylor Swift that's going to make the day special of just Daddy doing something wiht them??!