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Crossing fingers!

July 27th, 2008 at 02:47 pm

Our trip on the river did not pan today. I will make reservations in advance and take nana in a couple of weeks. We invited her to lunch yesterday at a wonderful little bbq joint...and nana enjoyed the outing. She insisted on paying though. I was going to argue, but she desperately wants to feel like she gives back once in while and so I conceded and was glad I did...she lit up knowing she had 'treated'.

Wish me luck today guys. DD1 received a small settlement Friday from a car accident. Historically, the kids have blown any small windfalls on toys and wants...and they are in debt and still renting...with Baby 2 coming in about a week. So I have asked them to give me a chance to pitch a plan this time and help them get a bang for their bucks that will be beneficial for the long haul. I really want them to handle this money wisely. I have learned so much on this site...I am planning to take stories and examples from here and use them with the kids today...we will see.

I will post the it unfolds!

6 Responses to “Crossing fingers!”

  1. Amber Says:

    Ahhhh nana is so sweet and good luck with the kids today

  2. Ima saver Says:

    I sure hope you can talk them into saving the money. Keeping fingers crossed!!

  3. scfr Says:

    That was very nice of you to let nana treat. I understand having to fight the urge to pay. My younger brother called and asked me to go out for a meal with him when I visit him & my mom in a few weeks; he was very sweet, and suggested a restaurant we went to years ago because he had clearly had fond memories of going there together (TGIFriday's). I was going to suggest we go dutch (he does not earn much), but after reading your post I know the best thing to do is graciously accept his offer so that I don't rob him of that proud feeling. Thank you.

    Good luck with your daughter!

  4. gamecock43 Says:

    good luck with the money plan! I hope they spend the money wisely. Have you suggested DD start participating in this forum?

  5. baselle Says:

    Fingers crossed that you get them to save the money.

  6. boomeyers Says:

    Good luck! It sure just depends on how they will receive the info. Sometimes it is like banging your head againist the wall! :-)

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