My son is going to be 12 on the 6th. I am faced with not getting
him anything or doing anything for him, or paying rent and getting
my heart medications.
He is a sweet sweet boy who brings so much joy to everyone he
meets. It breaks my heart we can't do anything for him for his
birthday this year.
He has had a rough couple of years, lost 3 of his grandparents (2
of which lived with us and died within months of each other) his
dad is out of work and i can't work because of serious health
issues (i have had 3 heart surgeries and 3 spinal surgeries) after
my surgeries he helped me so much and was amazing. When my parents
lived with us on hospice he was always helping us out with them. No
matter what the task was.
All he has talked about for months is his birthday and it breaks my
heart that we can't fulfill his wishes. He wants a new bike. His
got stolen, then he built another one with spare parts but it is
falling apart and isn't very safe. I found the bike of his dreams
on craigslist that is $80 or so but am trying to talk them down on
price. He also wants to have a couple of friends over for pizza
(little ceasars have $5 ones but it would take a few/couple of
them) and to go swimming (which is $3.50 a child). And i would like
to get him a cake (our oven doesn't work or i would bake him
I just feel like such a loser parent that i can't provide something
as simple as a birthday present/party for my son, whom i love with
all my heart.
I am hoping someone out there has $100-$125 or so they could spare
to help me make Ian's birthday special. I would be more than happy
to share pictures of his day if someone was generous enough to help
I know it sounds like a lot for a kids birthday, but i want him to
have a safe bike that won't break down and i want him to be able to
have some fun with his friends. I promise that when we would pay it