I do not have a hard time saying, "No" to my children.
I am a thrifty gal who comes from a long line of people who make do with what they have. "Redigo, Reuse, Redivius" has been our family's motto for centuries. Loosely translated means, "You don't need that".
However, there are two expensive items that I always say, "Yes." to.
Vegetables and Books.
"May I have more broccoli?" "Yes!"
"Can I get two books instead of one at the Book Fair? Please?" "Yes!"
I am a sucker every time and they know it. Thankfully, the library and their small stomachs keep us from going broke.