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Monday, October 13, 2003

As the worm turns

Sheís paying her own bills now, including tuition, car payment, insurance, clothes, and yeah, even some food.

Me: Hey, look. A ten dollar bill.
Her: [running really fast towards me] Where?
Me: Right here on the table.
Her: Oh, thatís mine.
Me: You have ten dollars. Wow! Letís go out and buy something.
Her: No way! That has to last me until Thursday.
Me: Ah. Now you know what it was like for me all those years.
Her: Yeah, I know. I think about it all the time now.

I canít begin to tell you how good this did my heart.

Posted by Marie at October 13, 2003 10:32 PM

Comments

That's very impressive! It took me most of my college years to figure out how to budget and ward off the credit demons. I wish I had learned that control as early as she has.

Posted by: Jeff at October 14, 2003 9:40 AM

I wish that was happening around here. I'm still viewed as the source of money for things that can be remotely construed as necessary. ("Dad, I need more clarinet reeds." "Why can't you pay for them? "Why should I pay for my clarinet reeds?")

Posted by: Kem White at October 14, 2003 6:15 PM

Kem, I remember those days like it was yesterday. There is light at the end of the tunnel. I should confess, this kid has always been better with money than I ever was.

Posted by: Marie at October 14, 2003 11:16 PM