When I was 7 years old, I used to play cricket with my friends near my house. We had a deal that we would take turns to buy a new ball every time we lost one. When it was my turn, my mom refused saying, I could get it only the next week. I died of shame and embarrassment to face my friends, so I have been giving my child whatever she asks for. Now I am thinking twice about it. What about you? Or anyone with a similar story?