posted on Feb, 25 2009 @ 06:39 PM
The thing about my kids is that they aren't interested in the latest fads, the designer clothes, purses, ipods, blackberries, etc. They don't
throw money out the window on frivelous things. If I gave them $20 for doing some work for me, that $20 would still be sitting on their desk months
from now. We as a family are frugal to begin with, so there's not a whole lot we could cut out, except maybe cable, and maybe wii games.
We are not hurting now, but there is a possibility that my husband could lose his job. Then we could live off our savings, but we really don't want
to do that. That would be a last resort.
When I first mentioned it to them, the first thing out of their mouths were, "Will we have to move?" instead of omg...I need my stuff, I can't do
without it! They also both volunteered to get jobs to help the family out, which I thought was very thoughtful.
I am curious as to what other people will tell their kids and I realize how much and how little depends on the age of the kids.
[edit on 25-2-2009 by virraszto]