I have a bit of a situation with my 17 year old daughter. Basically, she made a stupid bet with one of her best friends over something silly, lost, and now doesn't want to pay up. The forfeit for losing the bet was supposed to be like a food fight, but the loser has to wear her "best outfit" and get it messed up. It's stupid, I know, but they're young. My daughter lost of course and as you might imagine she now doesn't like the bet so much now that she is supposed to wear one of her nice outfits (dress/heels) and get messy. She wants to call it off or wear some grungy old clothes, but of course her friend thinks that is unfair. I can't disagree. Now obviously I don't really want my daughter to ruin a nice outfit that she paid for herself, but I think she needs to be taught a lesson, that she can't make bets and then expect no consequences if she loses. IMO, she agreed to it, she should go through with it. What should I say/do?
Asked by Anonymous at 1:55 PM on Jul. 13, 2011 in Teens (13-17)
Answer by gwen20 at 1:58 PM on Jul. 13, 2011
I would tell her she made the bet and now must keep her word. I think it will teach her a valuable lesson and to think things through a bit more before agreeing. Good luck.
Answer by amazinggrace83 at 1:58 PM on Jul. 13, 2011
Answer by gammie at 2:03 PM on Jul. 13, 2011
Answer by SAHMinIL2 at 2:14 PM on Jul. 13, 2011
I agree that you should stay out of it but, if she asked you what she should do then i would tell her that it is important to Always Keep your Word & a Bet is a Bet- someone is going to Win & someone is going to Lose..
Answer by daisyb at 2:34 PM on Jul. 13, 2011
Answer by twinsplus2more at 2:40 PM on Jul. 13, 2011
Answer by cat4458 at 10:54 PM on Jul. 13, 2011
Answer by kidnappedbylove at 1:24 AM on Jul. 14, 2011
Answer by mom2mybabes at 1:51 PM on Jul. 14, 2011