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Do You Steal From Your Kids?

Posted by on May. 10, 2013 at 10:56 AM
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7 Things It's Okay to Steal From Your Kids

by Julie Ryan Evans

piggy bankIn a shocking new study, a dirty little secret of many parents is revealed -- they're thieves. According to CouponCodes4u, almost half of parents say they've taken money from their children's savings accounts. Even worse -- 51 percent say they don't feel guilty about it.

Now, I've been known to take a few dollars from my kids' piggy banks here and there in a crisis (hello, Tooth Fairy nights!), as I never have cash on hand, but I always pay them back ... at least when I remember. But going into an actual savings account and withdrawing their money to pay my bills or something, that I would never do.

There are, however,  plenty of other things I do shamelessly steal from kids and make no apologies for. Here are seven of them.

Their Easter Candy
Think of it as saving their teeth from all of that sugar. Ditto for Halloween candy.

Their Attention
Away from the TV, video games, and other mind-melding devices.

Glances at them while they are sleeping
Or lingering gazes

Their Jokes
They're just too cute not to share

Their fries
They won't notice if you are quick

Their Diary
Just for a quick peek, once in a while

Their Hugs and Kisses
Always

What things do you steal from your kids?


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Jinx-Troublex3
by Platinum Member on May. 10, 2013 at 11:01 AM
Everything except their money. Though I have borrowed from them from time to time.
soymujer
by Mikki on May. 10, 2013 at 12:35 PM

We always ask them if we could borrow money if we needed to.

family in the van   Mom of four


sahmw2010
by Bronze Member on May. 10, 2013 at 12:38 PM
Halloween candy yes, though its not stealing, its "their trick or treating tax" lol. Actually now my DD will share her candy with me. Money, if i use it, its for them again, urgent tooth fairy money, or something like that. But the next day i go pull money out to replace what i took.
jen113000
by Jenna on May. 10, 2013 at 12:39 PM

I am guilty of stealing the easter and halloween candy lol! Never money.

ladysamanda
by on May. 10, 2013 at 12:42 PM
They HAVE to give me any Reeses on Halloween. Its not stealing....more like a payment? See. Now I want candy.

Ive also grabbed my sons socks when I couldnt find any. He never knew!!
Pukalani79
by Silver Member on May. 10, 2013 at 12:56 PM

 They combine all of their Halloween candy into one big family pot, so it's community property :)  I can't imagine taking money from my kids' bank account!

wakymom
by Ruby Member on May. 10, 2013 at 4:23 PM
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 I snitch french fries and Halloween candy.

I do borrow money from their wallets if I'm desperately low, but I tell them about it and repay them.

 

 

 

 

 

aj23
by Silver Member on May. 10, 2013 at 6:31 PM
I would steal candy but after getting it home on Halloween add Easter he doesn't want it anymore so I keep it.
I actually have a bag of Easter eggs with the candy still in them.
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Newfie_Mom
by on May. 10, 2013 at 6:38 PM
My kids decided that its more fair to everyone to put all the candy together to share on homidays minus special gifts. For example my dd found way more eggs at the Easter egg hunt and she didn't want DS to be sad he had so much less so she combined her candy with his and they shared. And I totally stole some but mostly its the things they sit like that I eat.
MamaAjax
by on May. 10, 2013 at 7:32 PM

Their Easter Candy
No my son counts his.

Their Attention
Yup

Glances at them while they are sleeping
Screw glances I'm kissin' them cheeks!!!

Their Jokes
And stories... :D

Their fries
They won't notice if you are quick---yup

Their Diary
Son doesn't have one

Their Hugs and Kisses
Always

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