Why does she tell me NO?

Our family is of three members. We are getting along pretty well. I am helping with the chores. I would love to have jeans and a cassette recorder. But whenever I tell this mum, she gets angry and always says no. Why? Nothing, absolutely nothing that I wish, I cannot have. My mum is firm: she will never spend so much money on jeans and a cassette recorder. And my friends girls have and these are pretty trendy ones. I feel ashamed to walk next to them. What do I do?

I.M. from Burgas

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Source: Woman today magazine/ Жената Днес

Drawing: Donyo Donev/ Доньо Донев