Sunday, February 22, 2009

A Bailout Package

We've been talking to our kids about being a little more thrifty. Neither likes to talk about it and each can come up with 1000 reasons why they desperately need whatever it is that they purchase. Lorelai can spend more money than one can imagine at Walmart or Target. When questioned it's always "shampoo and conditioner." She must have the cleanest most well-conditioned hair in the world. Generally Legare doesn't do too bad, but as a full-time grad student, he starts to feel a little pinch toward the end of each month.

Last week when I did my Frugal Friday post I received the following comment:

Anonymous said...
I think Legare needs a bailout!
Friday, 20 February, 2009

I was talking with Legare on the phone while reading my comments so I asked...

Me: Legare, did you by chance make an anonymous comment on my blog?

Legare: Me? No...well....maybe...OK...well....yes, I did. LEGARE NEEDS A BAILOUT!!!

Me: Good luck with that pal...let me know it works out for you...

Oh heck...who am I kidding. Let me introduce myself...I am Belle, wife, mother, educator and ECONOMIC STIMULUS PACKAGE for my kids!

Where is my checkbook?

21 comments:

  1. This is a hoot! It's funny how much college girls spend on shampoo and conditioner isn't it(Cait always adds toothpaste to the list) And the comment from Legare - too funny. The other day Cait called and said she found the most perfect outfit to wear for her recital (never mind that her closet looks like a white house black market outlet) - I told her she had plenty of things to wear and she responded that we need to help stimulate the economy! I really wish they would stick to football games and quite watching the news lol. Kathy

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  2. Once again, you've made me laugh! We have been having the same conversations at our dinner table ~ it doesn't seem to be sinking in all that well. Care to join us for dinner?

    I call myself the human atm ~ the only problem is that no one ever seems to make any deposits!

    Have a great day,
    Jo

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  3. I'm in the same boat as Loreali.
    I find my self @ Target...buying shampoo & cond. And some other random stuff along the way!

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  4. I saw that comment and wondered at the time if one someone was playing a joke on you. Turns out he was. Funny.

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  5. What a true post! I can never seem to turn down the kids and their "needs"! I just wish I could do the same with mine, ha! I could use my very own stimulus package.

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  6. Kids say the cutest things!

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  7. hahaha! that is funny!!

    Though in all seriousness you are wonderful for helping your kids through college! It is definetly a tough time and not everyone is so lucky!! :)

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  8. Just wanted to let you know, Hello from a new reader (and neighbor!). I just found your blog and I'm hooked! Your writing is inspiring and compassionate and I love reading about your relationship with your kids!

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  9. OMgosh Belle that is just too funny!!!

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  10. I love Legare!! That is just too funny! I used to ask for money from my dad when I was in college by writing him and telling him that "I am financially embarrassed". . . haha

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  11. Mine not only wants clothes and shoes but expensive hair pomade($25 for pomade? It is $4 at Target) and sheet music ($30-40 for sheet music every few weeks for "college auditions") and has just informed me he needs a new trombone b/c his is a "piece of crap" (um, $3000 for a piece of crap? how much is the one he wants)If he lives long enough to get his Doctorate (haha) I want reimbursement

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  12. he's a smart one!! this is a cute story.

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  13. LOL...how funny is he!?!?

    But yes, they all feel they're entitled to a bailout, don't they?

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  14. This is a great post...very funny!

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  15. LOL @ Legare leaving the comment! Everyone else in the Country is getting bailed out...why not him too!...lol

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  16. HA!!! That was too funny!

    Please stop by and visit me. I'm doing a Tucker Blair headband giveaway! They're so cute and super preppy! :)

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  17. Your kids are lucky that you are so generous. I went to community college and then a local university, so I lived at home while in school. But I paid for all my clothes, activities, and other supplies...even shampoo!

    Because I had to be frugal even then, it's helped me to be frugal in my marriage during times when we haven't had a lot of money to spend.

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  18. I keep asking; Where is my bailout? Calgon take me away.

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  19. OMG, too funny! Legare is a very clever guy! I doubt that my son has ever looked at my blog. ♥ Diane

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