All of you without (but wanting) kids, take note.. and all of you with kids, nod your head in understanding…
I feel like complete shit tonight. My boy (he’ll be 18 at Christmas) came down and told me how he’d saved up $350 but hadn’t expected Denny’s to lay off all the part time staff last month so he was short money that he thought he’d have by now.
Sunday is his second anniversary with his girl friend. All she wants to be in life is a pilot.. (this is important)
He’s got enough, and had already booked, a limo to the airport but now cannot afford the 15 minute flight he was going to give her. Could I loan him the $200 he needed?
My answer was no. For a few reasons.
- I just put a $799 deposit down on his class graduation trip to France on Friday
- I loaned him $200 for this exact thing last year, but they didn’t do it.
I don’t even recall why they ended up not going last year - I was actually in a bar in Montreal with my boss when he called me from home (the other side of the country) to ask for the money. I don’t even recall what they did instead.
He understands why I said no, he really does. However, hearing him cry in the livingroom as silently as he can because he can’t give Adrianna the one thing he wants to breaks my heart. I just want to cry too.
Sometimes, even if you’re doing the right thing, being a parent sucks.