Teach your kid Spanish and how to play the piano instead of buying them a rubber band and telling them to have fun.
Glad I ain't your kid. What's wrong with the word "and"? Are you the type of parent who very much loves his/her child, but just doesn't buy into fads? Like all the kids at school are playing with the hot new product, but you wont buy it for your kid because you either don't want them to get sucked in and ask for more (becuase of $) or you have this "thing" about fads and you don't want your kid involved at all. And when they ask why, you just say "because I said so". Then the kid raises the money themself and buys it and you say they can only play with it for about 15 minutes a day. And you wont let them have video games, or you do let them have games, but EVERY time you see them playing, you think in your mind to try to find some chore or some reason to make them stop. I'm all for teaching kids things like culture, skills, and value. But no reason to deny something like a $5 pack of rubber bands that will give your kid a mile wide simle.
And just so you know, this is not from personal expirience. I had virtually everything I wanted growing up. And guess what? I still know how to play the piano and I'm not a self entitled egomaniac now. Gahh.