*Now here’s one for the record books. So your kid thinks he can just ask you for an advance on his allowance. He presents his case to the best of his 6-year-old ability. After all, he has seen you put your game-face on numerous times and it looks quite easy. So he comes in for the kill.
Thing is: he has done this before. But THIS time, dad has a great comeback!
As it turns out, little Auren had been asking his dad for a $20 advance on his allowance all day long so that he could buy a new toy. His dad, Mike, had repeatedly told him, “No.”
So apparently, Auren tried another strategy, go and complain to mom.
According to what Mike told The Huffington Post , “I was in my office, and he had clearly been bothering Mom, who gave him the idea to ‘go ask Dad for a loan on your allowance. I knew ‘loan’ wasn’t in his vocabulary up to that point, it was his mom that sent him my way with that idea! So I thought it would be funny to send him back to her with a loan rejection letter in hand. I knew he’d need her to read it to him.”
Ingenious! See the letter below.
Dad was right. His better half laughed so hard when she read the letter and after the positive response they got after they shared it with friends, she suggested they share it on Facebook and Reddit .
“We figured there might be other parents out there who could relate,” Mike said.
Dad admits this is just a lesson he is teaching his young son in money management.
And that’s what I’m thinking too, Mike. EURThisNthat has many parents who might agree.
But there was a happy ending for the little tyke, whose family became Internet sensations for a day after the letter reached Front Page status on Reddit. Mom felt so bad for her son that she went out and bought him that toy anyway.
Loan, smoan. Fuggitaboutit kid. This one’s on mom!