The worst part about....

Posted by on May. 31, 2012 at 8:01 PM
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Being broke is.... Having your kids know that you're broke.

My daughter says to me tonight that she wants to take me to a restaurant and would use the money in her piggy bank because she knows I can't afford it.
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lizzig
by Ruby Member on May. 31, 2012 at 8:05 PM

 breaks the heart doesn't it?  my 4yr old found a quarter on the ground not long ago & gave it to me.  when he did he said "here mami, you can use this to pay for groceries".

mamivon2
by Sandra on May. 31, 2012 at 8:05 PM

aww that is sweet..

Were broke too.. all the time..

DelilahsMom4108
by Jeni on May. 31, 2012 at 8:16 PM
Yep my daughter is 4.... It must the age that they start understanding money

Quoting lizzig:

 breaks the heart doesn't it?  my 4yr old found a quarter on the ground not long ago & gave it to me.  when he did he said "here mami, you can use this to pay for groceries".

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DelilahsMom4108
by Jeni on May. 31, 2012 at 8:17 PM
Same here...all the time.

Quoting mamivon2:

aww that is sweet..


Were broke too.. all the time..

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othermom
by Ruby Member on May. 31, 2012 at 8:21 PM

It is tough when kids know, but it can be a good way to teach them about all the things more important than money

besosfantasies
by on May. 31, 2012 at 8:22 PM

Awww :(

brownhoney21
by Ruby Member on May. 31, 2012 at 8:25 PM

 My oldes DD saved half her lunch for me one day.It hurt me a lot.

yourpassion
by Silver Member on May. 31, 2012 at 8:27 PM
Buy you know what, it's great that they feel that way!! It's better than them wanting hoard their money and not sharing anything. :-)
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skippette14
by on May. 31, 2012 at 8:28 PM
My kiddos understand that money is tight..I just lost my job. So we are a single income family now, and they know we can't do a lot of extra stuff this summer like we usually do. Hopeful I can find so free or cheap activities .

They don't realize I had to ask for scholarship for them to play soccer this fall. This will be 3rd yr for both of them on same teams ( registration had to be turned in last week to ask for help). So I will also be helping both teams fundraise as much as possible for uniforms
DelilahsMom4108
by Jeni on May. 31, 2012 at 8:36 PM
Oh yeah they know all about how things can be more important... That's why.she wanted to take me out to lunch in the first place lol

Quoting othermom:

It is tough when kids know, but it can be a good way to teach them about all the things more important than money

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