Kinda got myself in a predicament...
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|Thu, 07-08-2010 - 11:34am|
Three years ago, a girlfriend and I took a trip to the Mall of America. My daughter L was very envious and asked me about it when I got back. In an attempt to make her feel a little better, I said something along the lines of taking her there for her 16th birthday. I don't remember my exact words, but knowing me, I probably said something like "maybe" I will take you there for your 16th birthday. Then, I pretty much forgot about it. Well, apparently she hasn't forgotten about it, because my husband says she has mentioned it to him several times as her birthday is coming in early September. Here's the problem (actually I have a few): I can't afford to take her (we would have to fly since we don't live nearby); I can't take the time off work; but even if I had the money and the time, I don't really want to go with her (see "vacationing with a miserable teenager" thread - she is not a lot of fun to travel with, even if it's somewhere she wants to go). My husband says I need to figure something out because L is under the impression we're going, but he knows the issues I have. He says I could tell her I will take her when she graduates from high school. I don't know what would be any different then, other than I could actually plan on going and start saving up for the trip.
What would you do?