Nora: No, Gracie... I know you want to do it... Nora: But we'll ruin our shoes...our clothes! And our parents will be sooo mad! Gracie: "Prudence" is above our pay grade.
they’ll manage with parental anger
You will engender grief and anger and clothing replacement. Costs they don’t need.
Old enough to know better, too young to resist.
they ruin clothes, then withhold allowance until item paid for. That will start to teach kids the actual cost of stuff. So long as its free, they don’t care. I started buying my own school clothes when I was 12. Had a job. Bought all my own clothes ever since
What’s the point of having mud puddles if you can’t play in them? Clothes and bodies can be washed.
It’s always easier to Ask Forgiveness, than Permission!