Quote from flwannaB
I always wished I could be a stay at home mom but have never been able to. However, I am teaching my children that you need to work hard for something you want.
Same here. When my son turned 16 and got his driver's license, the first thing he wanted was a car. I said, OK, fine, but you
are going to have to pay for it. He went to work at Wal-Mart on weekends and after school, and as soon as I had assurances from him that he was going to follow through on his promise to make the payments, insurance, etc., I signed the note on a new 1994 Cavalier. My family and co-workers thought I was crazy, putting that much responsibility on a boy his age. And when my ex-husband told me that I had "no business" doing it, I responded rather coldy that I didn't see him
putting out any effort to help his own
son get a car. Furthermore, I informed him that he hadn't been around
for the past 15 years, and for him to shut
up. He didn't say anything then, but called me back the following night and apologized. "You're right...I haven't been,
have I?", he admitted.
It took five years for my son to pay the note off on that car, and as soon as I received the paid-off contract in the mail, I took him to our county's tag office and had the title put in his name. By this time he had married and become a new father, and I hugged him right then and there and told him how
proud I was of him. I was also proud of myself,
for my teaching early on had paid off. And it is still paying off today, for he has grown to be a
and hard working
father of three.