- April 1, 2008 at 7:10 pm #257040
I think I would toss it up as a loss. Maybe someone stold it.
My parents always made me pay $for every mistake I made.
They never let anything slip by.. and they taught me one valuable lesson.
They cared more about the loss of money than anything else. I wouldn’t make a kid that young pay for the dvd.
I would punish him for sneaking the video out of the house without asking. Like no video rentals for a designated amount of time.
Hope this helps.
Sent: Tuesday, April 01, 2008 3:10 PM
Subject: Budget101.com : What would you do?
OK my fellow budget-eers, read this situation and let me know your
We just got back from a vacation. We drove, using a rental car (dad
wanted me to pick up some things from my aunt that wouldn’t fit in our
regular car along w/our luggage). We stayed at 2 different hotels.
My 8.75 y.o. son decides (w/out telling my husband or myself) to bring
along a dvd we rented for him (he thought that perhaps the hotels
would have a dvd player so he could watch it). we don’t find out
until we are on the road that this is in the car w/us.
i do a fairly thorough inspection of both hotel rooms before leaving
them, to make sure nothing is getting left behind obviously.
we get home, clear out the car before returning it, and unpack. the
dvd is nowhere to be seen. he claims it never left the car, although
“maybe” he brought it inside the first hotel.
we’ve called both
hotels and the rental car agency and no one is claiming to have found it.
he’s usually a very responsible kid when it comes to electronics &
music/movies, more so than dh and myself (we lost a cellphone charger
on this trip), so for him to misplace it is very unusual.
so, do i tell my son he has to pay for the lost dvd? do my husband
and i pay for ourselves, because we didn’t warn him of the
consequences ahead of time? should i say we split the cost based on
the fact that although we didn’t warn him, he’s old enough to know he
has to take responsibility for his actions?
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