Daughter (9) received a $40 gift card for her birthday from her friend for Smiggle. We went out yesterday to finally buy things from there for her. She had the card in her purse, but on the way she realised she left it at the bus stop. I rang the bus depot and the train station to see if anybody had handed it in. Nothing. I also rang the police station, again... Nothing.
We got to the shopping centre and she was really upset. I gave her $10 so she could at least buy something for now..
Part of me thinks I shouldn't replace the money as it was her own fault for being careless (she's often losing things), but another part of me is hurt for her.
I can't replace/give her $30 now as I don't hsve a lot of money this week but I was thinking of giving her $10 each fortnight (she gets pocket money of $20 a month anyway)..
What would you do? She's upset (well she's happy now she bought something for $10) but she's still upset about losing her gift card.
Also the purse it was in was a lovely purse her step-grandma got her from overseas (HongKong). I'm annoyed at that part. :/