Most the time I'm just to dang busy to care to much about being a tightwadmother.
If the kids want to spend all the money we took to the pumpkin festival on crappy fake light saber toys that's fine. I mean for real. We have hardly any weapon like toys at our house. We for sure need more fake weapons. I am raising boys after all. Therefore it is necessary to have 809374823942 guns/swords/knives etc scattering our abode at all times. If they run around like banchees hitting random children in the chops with the things....well that's fine too.
This is the kind of mother I am. I'm working on coming to terms with it. Mostly cause I don't think its going to change ya know. Some things are meant to be just the way they are. I'm sure of it.