Parenting….who knew these kids would be so dependent on us. We have to feed them, clothe them, and make sure they don’t die. Worse yet we have to have discussions about life with them…..force them into contracts where they promise not to date until 27 (although my lawyer tells me that since Ethan was only 7 when he signed the contract it won’t hold up in court). FYI he broke the contract at age 8, granted the date was only to the swings but still!
While our parents covered the basics of life for some reason money and financial responsibility seem to get passed over. I know that my parents never had any real money discussions with me growing up, although my dad taught me how to do my taxes and my mom taught me how to shop really fast.