Things she can tell her shrink #2 -- "Mom frittered away my college fund on things she found on e-bay to boost her self esteem."
Yes it's true. I broke my cardinal rule and made my first (and hopefully only) e-bay purchase recently. The item that sent me into the depths of netherworld consumerism was this Old Navy boys PJ set that was unavailable in stores. For the premium of double the price, the shameless self promotion came in the mail in just a few days. Why, do you ask, did I NEED to have this sleep set for boo-button? Peer pressure. All the cool parents on flickr were jumping on the tatoo you bandwagon and making it a Flickr Kids phenomena!