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Not sure whether to be flattered or offended

Anonymous
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DS in 5 and in an all day pre-k program offered by the school district. He just turned 5 in November so missed the cutoff for Kinder. He got one of two scholarship slots to the program that usually costs 125 a week, so obviously the school knows that we are lower income. (I am a single mom, work full time from home doing call center support and go to school.)

Well today he came home with 4 BRAND NEW pairs of pants and a note from the school social worker that said "Just thought these might help out." 

He is clean everyday, clothes are clean BUT he hit a growth spurt about a month back and a couple pairs of his pants are getting short. He's getting several new pairs for Christmas from my mom and sister in law so I figured it would be ok till then.

Now, I DO appreciate the pants and will be sending a thank you note in. But I kinda feel like she was saying I can't clothe my kid. Am I being too sensitive? How would you feel?

Posted by Anonymous on Dec. 7, 2012 at 9:46 PM
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TurtleMomma82
by Barbie on Dec. 7, 2012 at 9:48 PM
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I'd be very grateful.

livelaughlov26
by on Dec. 7, 2012 at 9:49 PM
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I don't think they meant it that way.
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anotherhalf
by on Dec. 7, 2012 at 9:49 PM
It came from a good place. Be grateful people care about your son.
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Dec. 7, 2012 at 9:49 PM

I am. He really did need them. I guess I just feel bad enough for not having the money to just go get him pants when he needs them right now so I'm being overly sensitive.

Quoting TurtleMomma82:

I'd be very grateful.


Bluescorpia
by Shanoon on Dec. 7, 2012 at 9:49 PM
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Swallow your pride & accept it graciously
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AubreeGrace17
by Platinum Member on Dec. 7, 2012 at 9:50 PM
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I would be flattered somebody cares!
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SRUsarahSC
by Platinum Member on Dec. 7, 2012 at 9:50 PM

this. 

Quoting anotherhalf:

It came from a good place. Be grateful people care about your son.


Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Dec. 7, 2012 at 9:51 PM

Oh I will. He is sleeping in the soft fuzzy camo pants right now. And I am writing a thank you letter to send in on Monday. It really was a sweet gesture. I guess I just had a moment lol

Quoting Bluescorpia:

Swallow your pride & accept it graciously


Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Dec. 7, 2012 at 9:51 PM
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I get your feelings about it... I'd send the note, saying thank you, but include that it was nice because the pants he was getting for Christmas just couldn't come soon enough, or something like that.
Just to make yourself feel better.
ibelieveinpink
by Platinum Member on Dec. 7, 2012 at 9:51 PM
I certainly wouldn't be offended. When anything helps, anything helps!
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