Monday, October 27, 2008

A Rant Already?

I can't believe it....

Only my second post and I already have a rant!

Today at school, my daughter had her i-pod stolen out of her zipped backpack.

Now I know many of you will say "Why did she have an i-pod at school?"

The school (a high school) allows students to carry electronics between classes and some teachers even allow use in class during quite work or free time. She she also rides the bus home and listens to it then. She was not doing anything against the rules and she was not negligent as it was put away in her backpack. It was taken during the one time in one class that she was separated from her backpack for doing required lab work. The school does not provide lockers, so the kids keep their stuff with them all day.

I am just floored that someone would have the guts to go into her pack and take it. I am even more upset because of how hard she worked to purchase it. Yes.....I said purchase it. We did not buy it for her or give it to her as a gift. She worked diligently for two years to save the money to purchase it. We have always believed in teaching our kids the value of money - and she truly stepped up to the plate by saving money, looking at her purchase options, and then finding the best price......all to have some one steal it from her.

She is completely crushed. Not because of losing the i-pod, but because all of the hard work she put into getting it is wiped away.

I think hubby and I should help her replace it to show her we value the hard work she put into saving for it. My hubby thinks it should just be a tough life lesson. What do you think?

4 comments:

Amy is a survivor! said...

Find "High paying" jobs for her to do around the house and help her earn replacement money for it a bit more quickly.

Amy is a survivor! said...

Willy's cell phone was stolen from his gymnasium. He had it in his pocket while he was changing. Same thing. Really bites! True blood reference.....

Amy @ Thoughts from the Mrs. said...

Oh, That is really awful that she would have something like that happen to her. I agree that you should try and help her replace it.
p.s. i'm likin' your new blog. :)

T-Max said...

Before "Hubby" gets painted as a cold hearted realist, let's understand that "Hubby" came to the table with 4 or 5 possible solutions, and ultimately figured out how to use Purchase Protection insurance to have it replaced at no cost to anyone. For the record...