I have run into this issue a couple times since school started. We live in a pretty poor area and people dont have jobs, are losing their homes etc. Still most of them do whatever they need to do to support their families.
There is 1 family we deal with regularly, and I would say for the past 9 or more years they are ALWAYS broke. The little girl they have is always in cheer and softball. All of these things cost extra. For me personally if I didnt have gas money or money to get into the games my kid wouldnt be playing. Am I wrong here? Instead this one family will sit outside and wait for someone to pay their way in. This past week for practice the mom called and asked the coach to ask the other moms to give her a couple bucks each in gas money so her dd could come to practice. The coach said no, she would not ask us to give her money. She was upset when she got off the phone (she is also my friend outside of practice) and was telling me about how this family is just that way. She didnt want to bad mouth them but at what point do you tell someone its been long enough? You cant afford cheer, softball, uniforms, shoes, etc but the family thinks that other families (struggling themselves) should pity their kids and help.
Maybe I am wrong here but I personally refuse to help. I think at some point you have to cut back, tell your kids no you cant afford these things, get a job, and stop asking people for their money. Am I wrong? Again I am not talking about hitting a snag, I am talking someone living this way for YEARS.
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