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Old 03-20-2011, 07:57 PM   #1
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Fathers: to be proud, or be disappointed?

My wife likes to have cash on hand, and has her "hiding places' for the money.. Well with her broken leg and such, I had to get her cash for a trip to Vermont. I brought all the cash from 'that' hiding spot, and she put it in her purse.. maybe $120..

She goes to Vt with her parents, comes home after spending like $8.. the rest of the money is in her purse

My 9yr old son approaches her today to swap a silver dollar for a paper dollar and she sends him to her purse to just swap it..

Now, we always have money laying around, and the kids have never touched it..

But today, my boy 'finds' a $20 bill in an old wallet... wow.. they keep track of their money so well, that forgetting a $20 is surprising.. he's 9.. at that age, they don't forget how much money they have..

THEN, he "finds" another $20 stuck in the 'wall' behind his chair..

before I learned he found another $20, I had to pick the dog up from the groomer.. knowing my wife had cash in her purse, I was just going to grab some to pay the groomer, but she only had $20 in there... so I figured she hid the rest somewhere else..

So me and the wife are chatting and determine that money is missing from her purse, and I relay what i know from the boy finding $40 today in his room.. and how do we handle that?

So we decide the motherly angle is better today, so she confronts him, and within 2 minutes, he confesses...


Now we've lived by the rule around here that doing bad gets you in trouble, but LYING gets you in trouble x10.. After catching them in a lie, we always discipline then severely..

So the boy admitted it, I'm proud he manned up at 9yrs old. Imagine being 9, and knowing how loosy goosey we are with money around here, and he can grab a few twenties and nobody would be the wiser... the temptation was too much for the kid..

To be consistent with our policy, he get's a small extra chore for stealing, but nothing more because he fessed up..

what would you do?
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My wife likes to have cash on hand, and has her "hiding places' for the money.. Well with her broken leg and such, I had to get her cash for a trip to Vermont. I brought all the cash from 'that' hiding spot, and she put it in her purse.. maybe $120..

She goes to Vt with her parents, comes home after spending like $8.. the rest of the money is in her purse

My 9yr old son approaches her today to swap a silver dollar for a paper dollar and she sends him to her purse to just swap it..

Now, we always have money laying around, and the kids have never touched it..

But today, my boy 'finds' a $20 bill in an old wallet... wow.. they keep track of their money so well, that forgetting a $20 is surprising.. he's 9.. at that age, they don't forget how much money they have..

THEN, he "finds" another $20 stuck in the 'wall' behind his chair..

before I learned he found another $20, I had to pick the dog up from the groomer.. knowing my wife had cash in her purse, I was just going to grab some to pay the groomer, but she only had $20 in there... so I figured she hid the rest somewhere else..

So me and the wife are chatting and determine that money is missing from her purse, and I relay what i know from the boy finding $40 today in his room.. and how do we handle that?

So we decide the motherly angle is better today, so she confronts him, and within 2 minutes, he confesses...

Now we've lived by the rule around here that doing bad gets you in trouble, but LYING gets you in trouble x10.. After catching them in a lie, we always discipline then severely..

So the boy admitted it, I'm proud he manned up at 9yrs old. Imagine being 9, and knowing how loosy goosey we are with money around here, and he can grab a few twenties and nobody would be the wiser... the temptation was too much for the kid..

To be consistent with our policy, he get's a small extra chore for stealing, but nothing more because he fessed up..

what would you do?
Do what Everett did with his son. Lol. That wld scare the **** out of him. He brought his son to the police station and had them lock him in a cell for an hour and talk to him about being good

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Yup...not sure if it helped. Might have gotten him used to it. Hellion in training. And now that I moved just his moms influence. She doesn't stand a chance with him hehehe

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Yup...not sure if it helped. Might have gotten him used to it. Hellion in training. And now that I moved just his moms influence. She doesn't stand a chance with him hehehe

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Re: Fathers: to be proud, or be disappointed?

Well, I am not a parent, but I would say you handled it well. I imagine it would be hard not to be a little disappointed as a father... I'm sure I disappointed mine a few times when he was still alive...
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Do what Everett did with his son. Lol. That wld scare the **** out of him. He brought his son to the police station and had them lock him in a cell for an hour and talk to him about being good

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Wow..talk about cruel punishment..but I'm sure that did scare the **** out of him..i've never been to jail knock on wood..but I would be scared at 25 years old lmao
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Wow..talk about cruel punishment..but I'm sure that did scare the **** out of him..i've never been to jail knock on wood..but I would be scared at 25 years old lmao
Well his son drove his ex-wife's car into the garage

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Wow..talk about cruel punishment..but I'm sure that did scare the **** out of him..i've never been to jail knock on wood..but I would be scared at 25 years old lmao
I received an up close and personal tour of "correctional custody" when I was in the AF because we used Mop-and-shine on our floors instead of mil grade industrial wax..
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Well his son drove his ex-wife's car into the garage

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oh wow..well then maybe he needed it..I was thinking it was the money situation...but I'd be pissed lmao...
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Wow..talk about cruel punishment..but I'm sure that did scare the **** out of him..i've never been to jail knock on wood..but I would be scared at 25 years old lmao
Ya...and I woulda spanked him that would have been abuse. Kid wouldn't have been able to sit for a week. He figured he would take the former old lady's car for a spin into the overhead door. Lucky it didn't hit the mustang or I woulda been the one in the cell

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I received an up close and personal tour of "correctional custody" when I was in the AF because we used Mop-and-shine on our floors instead of mil grade industrial wax..

btw..nice sig..love it..and wow..the damn military huh? jk..my husband is active army..but damn..that is harsh!
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Ya...and I woulda spanked him that would have been abuse. Kid wouldn't have been able to sit for a week. He figured he would take the former old lady's car for a spin into the overhead door. Lucky it didn't hit the mustang or I woulda been the one in the cell

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lmfao yea so would have too! how old was he????
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lmfao yea so would have too! how old was he????
6. He is usually pretty responsible so we would get him to start the cars in the morning. This particular morning he figures putting into drive is a good idea. I walked out and noticed the front end up tight against the door. So I walked in shooting off my mouth to koni that parking wasn't her strong suit. Ha....beginning of the end

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6. He is usually pretty responsible so we would get him to start the cars in the morning. This particular morning he figures putting into drive is a good idea. I walked out and noticed the front end up tight against the door. So I walked in shooting off my mouth to koni that parking wasn't her strong suit. Ha....beginning of the end

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Wow only 6!!! I have a 6 year old daughter I wouldn't let touch any of our cars lmao. Prolly for this reason
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