46″ LCD TV + Hurled Golf Ball = My Six-Year Old’s First Major Purchase

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Pretty much deliberate, trying to out-cool a buddy over for a playdate. We emptied out his bank account and his piggy banks for a down payment and he’ll be paying down the remainder until he’s twenty if necessary. Anyone need their car vacuumed? Dog walked? Gutters cleaned? Crawl space insulated?

Submitted by: Randy



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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1493395313 Tamara K Hicks-Sangster

    lol awesome!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=618909303 Gretta Miller Sweeney

    OMG my husband would have flipped out.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=618909303 Gretta Miller Sweeney

    OMG my husband would have flipped out.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1161907164 Nicole Manfredi Hartzell

    OMG!!!! I would be so pissed!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1149139871 Tanya C Davis

    I have NO words….I’d have sold off…

    • Anonymous

      The kid?? LOL

    • Anonymous

      The kid?? LOL

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1149139871 Tanya C Davis

    I have NO words….I’d have sold off…

  • http://twitter.com/gayathomemom gayathomemom

    I like that you have him working it off.  He’ll probably never throw another ball again. LOL

  • http://twitter.com/gayathomemom gayathomemom

    I like that you have him working it off.  He’ll probably never throw another ball again. LOL

  • http://www.facebook.com/StonerWednesday Laura Wednesday

    I DO need my leaves raked. Do you live in Canada? LOL

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Juniper-Jupiter/100000505486884 Juniper Jupiter

    Next time, put your balls away.

  • Anonymous

    When the kid’s old enough to move and be on his own, he’ll probably take the TV right out from under your nose. “I paid for it, so it’s mine”, he’ll say.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Tiffany-Marie-Tillman/818605150 Tiffany Marie Tillman

      By then its going to be a 12 year old tv. I highly doubt they are going to care much for keeping it, if they haven’t already thrown it out at that point.

  • Ashley

    Next time buy that protective glass that goes over the tv…haha

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1121805648 Ruth Platt

    I’m sorry but if you spend that much on a tv and then have golf balls within reach of your 6 year old, you’re asking for something like this to happen.  Either don’t buy nice stuff till he’s gone or protect your stuff.  Kids will be kids, adults will expect them to be adults.  /rolleyes

    • Kimberly Lewis

      You have clearly never spent a lot of time around kids that age, or have child proofed a house to the point of insanity. If the golf balls exist somewhere in the house, the kids will get them if they are determined to do something with them.

      I was babysitting 6-year-old twin boys back when I was a teenager, and it didn’t matter where their parents hid stuff. If they wanted to destroy something (candy canes, blenders, books, etc) they’d get to it and destroy it. No amount of supervision or high shelving could stop them. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1112611212 Samantha Rowan

      We have eight children and we have a nice TV as well as other expensive electronics. I know my children will be children and I do not expect them to be adults, but I DO expect them to not only respect the authority that my husband and I have, but also the things that we own. Having children does not mean that you should live with cheap and broken crap because you want to be too lazy to teach them the respect and accountability that they NEED to learn in order to be a functioning adult in society…

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1112611212 Samantha Rowan

      We have eight children and we have a nice TV as well as other expensive electronics. I know my children will be children and I do not expect them to be adults, but I DO expect them to not only respect the authority that my husband and I have, but also the things that we own. Having children does not mean that you should live with cheap and broken crap because you want to be too lazy to teach them the respect and accountability that they NEED to learn in order to be a functioning adult in society…

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1112611212 Samantha Rowan

      We have eight children and we have a nice TV as well as other expensive electronics. I know my children will be children and I do not expect them to be adults, but I DO expect them to not only respect the authority that my husband and I have, but also the things that we own. Having children does not mean that you should live with cheap and broken crap because you want to be too lazy to teach them the respect and accountability that they NEED to learn in order to be a functioning adult in society…

      • Anonymous

        My 14 y/o son was mad at his 12y/o sister and decided to throw a hairbrush at her, thank god he has bad aim. Too bad for my 47″LCD.

    • Anonymous

      mind if I roll my eyes back at ya?  Ohh honey pop those green contacts out of your eyes, they’re ugly.  The kid is 6, should have known better so now he’s paying the price literally.  Kudo’s to the parents and God help you if and when (provide you’re a parent) your children do something inappropriate.

  • Sophia Crane

    Way to teach your child accountability! Far too many parents neglect to do that because they are afraid that there kids won’t like them anymore, or because “he is just a child”. Ruth, I think that teaching children that they need to be accountable for their actions is one of the most important lessons a parent can teach to their children. Yes, kids will be kids, otherwise this site wouldn’t exist, but that doesn’t mean that they can just get away with bad behavior. By having to work to rectify his mistake, he is lot less likely to make this kind of mistake again anytime soon. Will he make mistakes again, of course he is human, but he will be thinking before throwing a ball in the house again.

    • Karen Lee Copen

      Exactly. There are too many “oh that’s cute” type comments on this site. No. It’s not cute.

  • Sophia Crane

    Way to teach your child accountability! Far too many parents neglect to do that because they are afraid that there kids won’t like them anymore, or because “he is just a child”. Ruth, I think that teaching children that they need to be accountable for their actions is one of the most important lessons a parent can teach to their children. Yes, kids will be kids, otherwise this site wouldn’t exist, but that doesn’t mean that they can just get away with bad behavior. By having to work to rectify his mistake, he is lot less likely to make this kind of mistake again anytime soon. Will he make mistakes again, of course he is human, but he will be thinking before throwing a ball in the house again.

  • Anonymous

    This makes me so glad that my boyfriend broke his own TV! LOL

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1112611212 Samantha Rowan

    I have a few chores I could have him do 😉 It is nice to hear that he is being taught accountability! 

  • Emily S

    Good on you for having it paid off, teaching him there are concequences for their actions. You say it was intentional, so there is no excuse for age here.

    Luckly for him TVs are going cheap these days. 🙂 If you happened to live in Australia I’d have some jobs for him lol

  • Jenn Rasmussen

    Oh my god, I would have murdered that little *@!&#…

  • Anonymous

    You emptied your son’s savings account? How about you A) put the golf balls in an appropriate place and B) go without a TV instead. Wow. Grade A parenting on both counts.

  • Anonymous

    You emptied your son’s savings account? How about you A) put the golf balls in an appropriate place and B) go without a TV instead. Wow. Grade A parenting on both counts.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ncalvin86 Neil Calvin

    Shoulda got that Black Tie! Just sayin’ 😛