Western education 2013

Monday, December 15, 2008

.... bye bye money...

... today I was paying bills and today I discovered that my son has a gift for gab - his gift this year is as a result of his gab!!  The phone charges accumulated to just over $300.  His plan is part of our plan and so when he ate up his minutes and ate up our minutes then text messaged past the 750 mark (he has only been alloted 500 minutes) then the bill just started going up almost exponentially..... I tucked the bills into an envelope and wrote 'Merry Christmas' on the front.  We always said to him that we would only pay for the monthly minimum rate and that he would have to come up with the rest of the money himself and now that he no longer delivers papers it only made sense to not give him the money he wanted in lieu of presents to get himself what he wanted.  After all, Mom's don't know what kids really want.... but now I do and so I have paid his bill with his Christmas money because it is what he really did want - to talk and text during classes of which he is now failing!!  I am a firm believer that sometimes it has to get you where it hurts the most in order to make an impact!!

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