My kids piss me off sometimes, because they complain that we don't have our big house and such. ( I lost my job about 8 years ago, and started my own company, so we downsized). But, they don't take into account all the money I paid for them and for their well being. Even if they didn't have brand new cars, they had good cars, they went to good schools. We just gave a down payment for my daughter and two sons to buy a house in the city she is going to school, so she doesn't have to continue paying ridiculous dorm or rent prices. I look back at all the money spent on daycare, school, sports, etc, and no lie, I would be $2m or more, richer. And, I would have taken more risks, moved to different areas, countries, etc. not that I don't love my children, but they are freaking expensive!