There comes a time when money is short and creativity is high. I call it, "raising children." When my older ones were my little ones, I had a surplus of cardboard boxes. With some paint and some duct tape, I made Buzz Lightyear wings, a Captain America shield, and knight's shields. We used our imaginations, and we entered into new worlds.
When my littles became my older ones, and my present littles came along, money was more plentiful, and I did not need to put in the work of creating the perfect childhood. I could just buy them stuff. I felt less connected to them. They felt more connected to the stuff. If I loved them, I would buy them something. It was time to pull back.
When we live as if we have nothing but God, my family is a whole lot happier!
Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Matt 5:3