While dropping my son off at his daycare center Christmas Eve, I was making small talk with his "teacher" and mentioned how busy the stores were and if she had been to them recently and she said, "oh.. I had my husband do that.. we are kinda broke this year and right now we only have enough money to keep our furnace and refrigerator running, my husband lost his job a couple months ago" Now, she was not begging or asking for help, my heart broke for her. She has been SO good with my son and to work with 16 month to 33 month old kids all day, 8-14 of them between her and another person, can't be easy.. so after I dropped him off, I went to the bank and got out $160 and put it in an envelope and left it for her, my question is... how do I ask her how I can help more? I don't have tons of money either, but with little everyday things like shampoo or shaving cream etc.. it adds up,, but I don't want to overstep either..
Answer by chefronswife at 4:16 PM on Dec. 29, 2009
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Answer by Anonymous at 4:33 PM on Dec. 29, 2009
She's going to appreciate every single penny. I learned to swallow my pride in times of need. I would first give her the money like it was a holiday bonus. Wait a little while before doing something like asking if she would like to go shopping with you maybe to a place like walmart where there's all sorts of supplies. Of course it depends on how close a relationship you have. Have a Happy New Year!
Answer by saltycoqui at 4:36 PM on Dec. 29, 2009
Answer by Raine2001 at 4:50 PM on Dec. 29, 2009
That was really nice of you. I bet you felt awesome after you did that as you should. I'm sure something great is coming your way.
Answer by legalmommy101 at 5:01 PM on Dec. 29, 2009
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