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Offline pondhopper

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Grandsons New Reel
« on: July 07, 2013, 03:36:51 AM »
My fishing Grandson has a job working on one of his friends dads farm. Apparently both boys (14 yrs. old) put in some pretty good hours and are learning what it is to work for a living. He is also learning one other very valuable lesson; the work related cost of his toys!
I was talking to his mother the other night and she was telling me that he wanted her to order him a new fishing reel. She thought $130 was a bit much for a farm pond fishing reel so he wanted to speak to me. He told me what he wanted and I told him I was ordering some stuff so I would order it for him, BUT I also informed him that I wanted cash! Iím all for teaching him the value of a dollar. ;D




As I am sure you other Grandparents have already guessed I handed the money back to his Dad as soon as the boy turned his back. His Dad waited several hours before telling him that I gave it back. >:D

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Re: Grandsons New Reel
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2013, 06:00:13 AM »
Good story there hoppy.  One thing I found out early on with my grandson was he didn't take as good of care with presents as he did stuff he bought.  So even when I bought him something like a reel, I'd always have him kick in a few bucks for real ownership.

By the way do as much as you can with him before he turns 20.  After that he won't come around very often.
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Re: Grandsons New Reel
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2013, 08:15:51 AM »
That's a great lesson and  a good way for him to spend some of "his" money. Good advice there Jig Man also. I think it helps to try to guide those purchases with a focus on quality rather than economics. What I observed with my grandson was more enjoyment and less frustration when using quality equipment.   
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Re: Grandsons New Reel
« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2013, 10:47:17 AM »
I have had to use tough love on my now 18 year old son to save money and not act like he has a hole in his pocket or that it burns his hand as soon as he touches it. What he doesn't know is that a lot of what he thinks he has paid for car insurance is going to help him later for college payments. I'll tell him in a few years what I did.
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