With Andrew still in college and not yet making a decent wage to feed, clothe, and entertain himself, the responsibility falls heavily on our shoulders. We have to pick up the slack.
Thank goodness he is not a spendthrift, though he does enjoy a good meal of food and drink at Rodeo ever-so-often. Ramen Noodle would be so much cheaper.
Lately it seems as though everything has come due for him at once. There’s been his rent, electricity, new semester books, and new tires for his not-so-new car, not to mention the holidays and before them that San Antonio trip for his performance at PASIC in November. These necessities have taken a toil on the bank account.
He always thanks us profusely and sometimes calls or texts me in the middle of the day to say “thank you” and apologize for always needing money. I’m glad he realizes where it all comes from, knowing it doesn’t grow on trees.
One afternoon, when his checking account had seen better days, I sent him a text to tell him I had just deposited my paycheck (that was a lean week for me) into his bank account.
He texted me back, “I’m sorry I use all your money.”
I told him not to worry about it. We considered it an investment in our long term care.
Do you think he understood that? 😉