Sounds ungrateful I know lol, but let me explain...
I had a lovely mother's day, got some nice cutesy little gifts off the kids, they made me brekky in bed etc.
Just for context- we are a very low income household, and lately has been very tough as I haven't been getting many shifts at work.
So, my 8yo has been counting down to mother's day for a few weeks. He has been so excited and saying he knows what he's getting me. He was asking that I make sure I give him his wallet (it's hidden as he can be quite frivolous with his money lol). I was starting to have some suspicions of what his 'present' was, and sure enough, I open my wallet and he's emptied his into mine. $23.95.
He often offers to give me money. I thank him for the offer but have explained the costs of things and how although it's a beautiful gesture, it's not exactly going to do much. eg he will offer $20 to pay for the weeks groceries lol. So I have explained that things actually cost a lot. He was really shocked at how much things cost, and I thought that now that he knew, he would stop offering. And I explain that it's his money and how I'd love for him to buy himself something with his money.
But now he's gone and done this!
Any attempts thus far to return the money has made him upset. He really wants me to have it. :/
I feel so bad. I wish my kids didn't have to worry about money.
So WWYD with the money?