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Never assume that! It's always better to explain the situation and tell him you'll pay him back soon. Kids are smarter than you think and he'll most likely understand! If OP just takes the money he might find out and not trust OP anymore after that.

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If he's anything like half my little cousins, he might often count his money so he can brag to friends and family how much money he has. it would be much better for the OP to explain why he needs to take the money rather than breaking his child's trust

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Sad. But it happens. As a single mom, I've cleaned out my kids' accounts to pay the mortgage and put food on the table when their father won't pay up. They're not going to get it back. Don't judge until you know all the circumstances.

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Wow, really? Just because someone doesn't understand something it doesn't mean they should have to experience it. When you say "I'm starving!" when you haven't eaten for 8 hours, does that mean you should actually have to starve for weeks to understand what it really means?

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Not everyone had a good job and can pay for their basic needs easily. I remember willingly helping my mom when I was a kid after my dad died. Don't judge a person until you know the circumstances.

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I wish there was a way I could give money to OP, I'm not rich or anything even close but I'd give like $20 if they were truly being honest about their situation. Life can be tough.

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Kids know. They might not know exactly how much life costs, but they know you're not with them all day because you need to work to buy food and pay the bills. My seven-year-old always offers his savings when something breaks and I say I need to wait to payday to take it to get repaired.

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