MONEY MORAL DILEMMA. Should Rod let little Jane go to Freddie’s unaffordable party?

Here's this week's hypothetical situation for you to cogitate on:
Should Rod let little Jane go to Freddie’s unaffordable party?

Rod’s eight-year-old daughter, Jane, has been invited to classmate Freddie’s restaurant and cinema birthday party. The whole class has been invited, and while Jane isn’t great friends with the birthday boy, she doesn’t want to miss out. However, you know that, since the invite’s went out, Freddie’s dad’s business has gone under, and they’ll struggle to pay. Freddie’s dad’s far too proud to accept cash. Would you let Jane got to Freddie's party?
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  • skylight
    skylight Posts: 10,716
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    Yes. He would have paid upfront for it already (or there is a minimum number you have to pay for regardless of how many turn up), so by not going and using the place already paid for, its a real waste of money.
  • BlueAngelCV
    BlueAngelCV Posts: 671 Forumite
    Yes I would, I think he'd be far more embarrased if people started cancelling and may take it the wrong way.

    If I was worried I may send my response to the invitation with a contribution towards my child's invite.
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  • sluggy1967
    sluggy1967 Posts: 190 Forumite
    yes, not the fault of the children is it?
  • mum2one
    mum2one Posts: 16,279
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    Id let the child go, as in theory if hes invited a lot of people he would of hopefully had the money ready and may of prepaid.
    xx rip dad... we had our ups and downs but we’re always be family xx
  • Den
    Den Posts: 432
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    I find it hard. I think that would skip by offering my child something more desirable. Specially they are not really friends.
    Would let my child go if nothing else can replace that party, would not offer any money.
    Have you got something to share - Do it.
    When you don't know - Ask.
  • its not the little girls fault that the blokes business has gone under so no she shouldnt miss out. if the guy knew he was going under, which he would have, he shouldnt have been the big man and arrange such a big affair
  • tallgirld
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    I would still let the child go.

    If they can not afford to have the party then they should just cancel it.
  • Taffybiker
    Taffybiker Posts: 927 Forumite
    Never break a promise made to a child.
    Try saying "I have under-a-pound in my wallet" and listen to people react!
  • toadhall
    toadhall Posts: 369
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    yes , not the childrens fault
  • It's a bit of a hard one without knowing more detail's as other people have mentioned, although I prob would let the child go.

    Fair enough it's not her fault but you can't help but feel for the guy.:confused:
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