DS (10) had some money he just *had* to spend today. We were at the store and he was looking at stuff. I told him I was not going to front him any money if he didn't have enough and I told him to make sure he had enough for tax on top of whatever the cost was (he usually figures out the tax himself FOR FUN on my purchases) so when he insisted he had enough I believed him. We get to the register and.. he didn't have enough. He asks me if he can borrow money and I told him no, I had told him before he decided on a purchase that I wouldn't do that. Then he looks at the cashier and told her how much he had in a whiny voice, like she'd be willing to change the price for him or something. I asked him if he wanted to go with something smaller and he said no and got all pouty about it and I just told the cashier we'd come back another day.
Would you have caved and loaned him the money or do you think I did the right thing?
Asked by Anonymous at 9:16 PM on Jun. 29, 2013 in General Parenting
Answer by Dardenella at 9:18 PM on Jun. 29, 2013
Answer by virginiamama71 at 9:19 PM on Jun. 29, 2013
It would depend on two things. How much he was off and if he had the money at home to repay immediately.
Answer by JeremysMom at 9:20 PM on Jun. 29, 2013
Answer by charlotsomtimes at 9:21 PM on Jun. 29, 2013
That pouty face is a powerful thing isn't it?! I think you did the right thing. Like some of the others have said, if it was a small amt. & he could pay you back as soon as you got home, then fine. Otherwise, he needs to shop more wisely. Good life lesson mama.
Answer by mrsmom110 at 9:26 PM on Jun. 29, 2013
Answer by tessiedawg at 9:37 PM on Jun. 29, 2013
Answer by PMSMom10 at 9:38 PM on Jun. 29, 2013
Answer by hopeandglory53 at 9:49 PM on Jun. 29, 2013
Answer by PartyGalAnne at 10:04 PM on Jun. 29, 2013
Answer by 3libras at 10:17 PM on Jun. 29, 2013