|Don't even ask.|
They love eachother.
Good enough for me.
She is a pretty good kid and doesn't ask for much. Really. But she happened to mention the other day that she wouldn't get paid from her "work/study" job until the first of February.
No problem. Except we didn't send her off with any money to start the new semester. She was basically broke.
In all fairness - Squirrel did say she doesn't need money for anything - she is fed three squares a day [handsomely] and she has all her supplies [books - bought by herself! notebooks, coffee, pencils...you get the idea] but really - you do need some walking around money. Money for a snack or a movie or dinner out.
After arguing with her [because she didn't want us to send anything] I finally said "You have to do laundry. Your Dad will send it Tuesday."
She gratefully accepted.
Then Dad didn't send it.
Why you ask? -"Well", he said to me, "I didn't know what amount to send."
I was so
Nope. He said he didn't know what amount to send her and he needed to ask me. He had been at work all day and apparently there is no way to contact me. From work. With phones. And computers.
My email and two phone lines are funny things. They actually work.
So, your excuse is.......::slam::
I told him that he didn't need to ask ME what amount to send to OUR daughter and please get it done and "surprise" me.
Hoo boy. Did he.
He came home tonight.
All proud of himself.
He told me he had sent Squirrel the money.
I asked "How much?"
He replied "$100"
::falling out of my chair::
Incredulous, I responded "Are you kidding? I was thinking 50 bucks. I seriously thought you would go $20. You sent her a $100! Dang."
This is what I get for asking for a surprise.
Next time I am sure he is going to send the kid a pony.
Wait for it.
*This post doesn't come off as funny as it was. We were actually laughing that we were so far apart on how much we thought to send. Please know we aren't arguing about this - but even after 16 years you can still be oceans apart on the basics. Who knew? :)