Thursday, January 12, 2012

Snow!

Will continue through the night.  We went to Hunter's G.P.  then to a movie to have popcorn for dinner.  Saw Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol.  Was really, really good!  Odd but Hunter didn't much care for it.  I am tired and looking forward to cuddling up under the down comforter.  My daughter had to take my grand daughter for her french horn lesson but it had been canceled and her phone was messed up and she didn't get the message?  Anyway, it took her 2 HOURS to get home.  Yikes.  But all are safe and sound.  She did bring up that grandson Cain has the opportunity to go to Germany in 2013.  They need about $4000.00.  My first thought was to tap into my 401K.  Then I'm thinking.....what do I have that I can sell so he can go.  Antiques, jewelry etc.  But I hate feeling like I am bad if I can't do this for him.  I know these feelings are my own doing but.......sometimes you can't help how you feel.  So what should I do?  Start buying lottery tickets?

9 comments:

Ms. A said...

The only way I can justify doing something extravagant for one grandchild, is to be able to do it for all of them. I told them from the get go, with the first grandchild, I won't spoil them with extravagance, only with love. I can afford that.

Congrats on getting some snow!

Wanda's Wings said...

Lottery tickets, now that a idea I had not thought of.

Out of Barnes said...

How old is your grandson? If it was my kid and he was a teenager I'd tell him for every dollar he earned himself for the trip, mowing lawns, shoveling snow, washing cars, etc. I'd match it. This way the kid has an incentive to earn his way and not expect it to be just given to him because he wants it.

Grammy Goodwill said...

I like the way you think ~ going to the movies to have popcorn for dinner! That is just what I would do.

Just Be Real said...

Blessings to you and your family.

Snowbrush said...

Oh, please, please, please don't use your retirement money to send a kid to Germany. Help him fundraise, or sell extra furniture, anything but cash out part of your retirement because (a) you won't have it when you need it, and (b) it will cost you dearly in taxes.

On My Soapbox said...

Sorry, but I don't think shelling out a large sum for something optional is a good idea. People (not you) need to learn that if you can't afford something, you can't have it. If you want it, you'll need to earn it. If more people thought this way, there would be far fewer people in debt (especially the "keeping up with the Joneses" types). Just my opinion - your mileage may differ! :-)

Confessions of a Closet Hoarder but you can call me Judy said...

So glad you decided not to cash out your 401k. Guess your grandson is going to be mowing a lot of lawns to raise the money on his own. That's good. Builds character! :)

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