So, it was my daughter's birthday on the 2nd of February.
She is being raised jw and I sent her an email birthday card.
I get this note as a response: (mind you, it MAY be from her mother)
I'm sorry I havent written you. so how have you been? I'm fine. wednesday when you called it got to late so i went to bed. I have been so busy that i just haven't got the time to do anything. Even being with my friends. So right now im at my moms work. It's a spa. it's fun. So talk to you later.you know i dont do birthdays,so y did u send a birthday card to me.that wasnt very cool.
I just got off the phone with her and NOW she is asking why I didn't send a BIRTHDAY CARD, (a REAL one). I asked her why she wanted a real Birthday Card. She said that I could send MONEY in it.
Now I see....
I feel that they bend the rules all the time for THIER advantage.
I don't like being USED. I feel they will bleed me to death of all they can and then in the end they will shun me forever when they get married as jws.
Do I send her a belated birthday card with cash? I told her it would be a Birthday Present. She is trying to save some money for something and that is pretty much the only reason she is asking for it.
Not sure how to follow through on this one. Not a big deal I guess. But it doesn't add up to me. Seems VERY shallow and I get hurt in the end one day when they have used me.
Do people ASK why you didn't send money? When they do, do you send it, even when it is against their THEOLOGY?
Why would I get a letter scolding me for sending a birthday email and then get asked for MONEY as a birthday present? Seems pretty shallow to me, but she is 12....
What would a GOOD parent do??????