My friends with kids tell me they sometimes feel like human ATMs.
“Can I have this?” “I want a bigger allowance.” “I really, really need this new pair of jeans.”
If you’re a parent, you know what I’m talking about. Which is why this dad’s letter has gone viral.
Closing the Bank of DAD After His Kid’s Allowance Request
When one man’s 6-year-old son asked “for an advance on his allowance for a toy,” he wrote a letter in response, and then posted it on Imgur.
It’s taken the Internet by storm… probably because he wrote exactly what every parent is thinking.
The letterhead reads: “DAD Savings and Loan, because apparently I look like I’m made of money.”
Then he goes on to deny his son’s request, explaining, “After reviewing your account, we have find [sic] you have insufficient funds, and a history of not doing your chores.”
Here’s the full letter for your reading pleasure:
We loved this response because it teaches money lessons with a sense of humor.
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Your Turn: What did you think of this dad’s letter?
Susan Shain, senior writer for The Penny Hoarder, is always seeking adventure on a budget. Visit her blog at susanshain.com, or say hi on Twitter @susan_shain.