My daughter made it on to the cheerleading team. Her team is doing a fundraiser for an upcoming cheerleading competition. My daughter's friend sold over 30 cookies in one hour from one street in our neighborhood. I asked my daughter to do the same to help with the expenses. We live in Hawaii & the trip is to Las Vegas, so it will cost quite a bit. Instead of selling cookies, she decides to sit on the porch. I remind her that she needs to help out with expenses for this trip by selling these cookies.
She got upset with me & wrote on the order form "Do not come home until you sell 20 boxes" so that everyone who looked at the order form could see. Then see cried to all the neighbors that I was making her sell these cookies & that she wasn't allowed home until she sold 20 boxes. She went up & down the street telling everyone this---ALL our neighbors.
I am so upset that she made me out to be a bad mom when all I asked her to do was help out with expenses by selling some cookies. I have already spent well over $500 for uniforms & cheer camp and have also been driving her back & forth to practices every single day.
I am embarrassed that my daughter would portray me this way, but also disappointed that she thought she had to do this to sell cookies. In essence she got the neighbors to feel sorry for her because they were even giving her money & not even expecting cookies! Some even overpaid her because they felt so bad for her.
Was I wrong to ask her to help out with expenses by doing this fundraiser?? I have literally been in tears thinking about all this & am now too embarassed to go outside for fear that I will get stares since I think others will think I'm an awful mother. :( I just don't even know how to handle this. Any advice?
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