Wednesday, February 11, 2009

I Will Not Be Able to Camp For My Daughter's College Graduation

I know many pf bloggers do not believe in paying for a child's private school education. I have a different take. My daughter, through her own merits, was accepted at one of San Francisco's best High Schools (believe me I did not put pressure on her to get into a "good" school). The kicker: no financial help. If she had the where-with-all to get herself there, it was my job to find the $. (I am a single parent & her father is not a dead beat dad - the opposite - he contributed his 50%). We both found a way to do it.

In college, in the mid-west, she as able to get combo scholarships, parental help & minimal loans. Junior & Senior Years she was an R.A. - and this year that covered room & board 100%.

From a very young age my daughter has earned, saved & tracked her money. She did not pick up that trait from me - I came into this way of living only recently.

Okay, I know I have to fly back for the graduation and rent a car (I am not complaining). I thought maybe I could save money by camping instead of a hotel. When I broached the subject with her there was silence and then "You cannot come to my graduation in a lumber jacket!"

End of discussion.

I love my daughter.

Sometimes that is not the most appropriate or wise choice.

Design: My daughter's life has been designed to thrive.


Anonymous said...

that girl has a point. you can likely get a super 8 or motel 6 for $75. take a bath and make it worth the money.

Jane's Almanac said...

She is full of common sense and a good sport - putting up with all my "extreme" behaviors.

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