Becoming Debt Free in 2009

March 2, 2009

I can’t afford to

Filed under: Frugal,Kids — ambercouric @ 11:57 am
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Over the weekend Kennedy and his friends were making plans for a group assignment.  The assignment required that the students “observe” a group of people and do a written report on the interaction of the people being observed. 

It is important to remember that several of Kennedy’s friends have parents who have lost their jobs or have been given a layoff date.  While trying to decide the “location”  a couple of kids decided on a pricey restaurant.  I will say that Kennedy is ultra sensitive to people having financial problems and this maybe due to the fact that we volunteer at the food kitchen so often.  Anyway, Kennedy quickly said “I can’t afford to” go to the restaurant.  The kids all decided to go to the library and then Barnes & Nobles to observe people getting books.

I was a little concerned that he would think that he couldn’t afford to go out and eat so I began to ask questions.  He said that he didn’t want the friends who really couldn’t afford to go to feel bad so he just said it  for them.  Secondly, he said he really couldn’t afford to because he wants a new computer and you have to give up somethings to get something you want.

I wish I had been so smart when I was 14.



  1. What a sweetheart. You must be so proud.

    Comment by Karissa — March 2, 2009 @ 1:55 pm

  2. That is awesome. I would be proud!

    Comment by Sharon — March 2, 2009 @ 10:37 pm

  3. Hi there-He is a very thoughtful and sensitive young man, you should feel very proud, well done mum!

    Comment by sharon rose — March 3, 2009 @ 3:01 am

  4. How sweet — good for you!!! be very proud of him for sure!

    Comment by jpkittie — March 3, 2009 @ 11:24 am

  5. You should be very proud of him!

    Aren’t kids great at this age? The stereotype is that they are spoiled and materialistic. But I have found that they are eager to “get with the program” and pull together for the common good. (Mine are, anyway.) That your son was thinking of the feelings of others demonstrates real character.

    Comment by 444 — March 3, 2009 @ 1:10 pm

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