Son's birthday

United States
February 5, 2013 6:52pm CST
My son has a birthday coming up. He isn't asking for much. He had some problems, with his laptop and it needs to be repaired. Now, this is all he wants for his birthday. But, right now, funds are very tight. I can't afford to have it fixed. I feel guilty because I don't have the money. Has anyone else ever felt this way? Feeling guilty because, you can't afford to get your child what they really want. My friend, who is a computer programer is going to fix the computer for my son, when he gets the chance, wouldn't be before his birthday though.
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@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
6 Feb 13
I would think a good friend would try to get it fixed for birthday. I have had plenty of times I couldnt get my kids they wanted. SO they got what I could afford or nothig except maybe a card or something I made for them
• United States
6 Feb 13
My son will be fourteen. He does understand, that the money isn't there. I just feel bad because, he isn't the type of kid, who asks, for much. He never was like that. I would just like to do this for him. He says, it doesn't matter, if I get him anything at all. He just hopes, we can get his computer fixed soon. It should be done by his birthday. It depends on what he problem is. I just feel bad because, my son is a very giving and caring people. He is not greedy. He would do anything for anyone. a person who is like deserves to have something special. My friend owns his own computer repair store and said, if he can't fix the computer, he will give him a different one and we can make payments. So, everything is going to work out. I just wanted, to know, if others felt guilty, when they couldn't get or do something for their children.
@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
6 Feb 13
SO good to have kids that are giving and understand being short of money. WOnderful that you want o do what ya can for him GOod going
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• Philippines
6 Feb 13
Don't feel guilty, good for your son to experienced a little frustations while you are still around. It will make him a bit stronger and earn a little understanding of a financial constrain and for him to be ready if it will happen on his life in the future.
• United States
6 Feb 13
I know how you are feeling.. Although, I haven't gotten into a situation that my kid is actually asking for something because she is only 4 months old.. but, I was in a situation where in, I became so frustrated because I can't buy all of my daughter's need. On that note, firstly, I pray to the Lord. I pray to the creator that he gives me strength, for me to be able to provide my daughter's need.. I pray for good health as well, good health for my husband and mine as well, so that we will able to provide continuously the needs of our daughter. as they say, "you should not ask for the rain to stop, instead, ask for a stronger umbrella" All will be well my dear.. :) Be thankful for everything that you have right now. Good health, enough resources. Everything else will follow. Smile and stay positive. :)
• United States
6 Feb 13
I am so glad my daughter is now taking care of herself. her birthday is may 12th and I am giving her 100 in a letter. I don't have to worry about anything else for her. she will get that and be happy with it. when she was little I would give her parties all the time. but,I saved up for it all and had no problems with it. christmas I started in august so she was happy all the time.