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- April 1, 2008 at 7:10 pm #257044
If you did not tell him not to bring it then i would split the cost. if you told him no to begin with then it would be his responsibility to pay for it. that is what i would do.
stephanie wrote: 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
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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