Essential Niceties

Stuff is expensive and while I support the kids trying new and different things, I have usually drawn a line. 

For sporting equipment, shoes and shinguards get passed down one to another; I refuse to buy soccer cleats in a girls model and even shorts can be passed from one gender to another.  If there’s team equipment, then they can share with other members of the squad.

And I continued that line until watching one of my kids playing baseball the other night and put on a batting helmet laid down by another boy.  My wife nudged me and suggested that in light of the headlice article, it might be worthwhile to just invest in a helmet all of his own.

And for all of the heartache from handling a past lice infestation, I agreed.  Tomorrow we go shopping.

There are some things that just make sense despite the philosophy and cost.

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