I always tell my kids that they are very lucky that they can enjoy the things that I never had when I was growing up. I tell them these things so that they could draw some inspiration from it. Not all children are fortunate enough to have things that they can enjoy as kids. I told them that I never owned a shoes when I was in elementary because my parents can't afford to buy all nine kids each a pair.
I remember when I was in High School, a friend of mine lent me one of her dresses just so I could attend our JS Prom. I never a had the luxury to wear any of the gorgeous prom gown that you can see nowadays. I have no regrets with my experiences though but thankful that we can provide for our children. They don't have to go through what I have gone through in life, God-willing.