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Old 02-17-2011, 08:13 PM   #21
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He's a big boy...if he wants to go, he can pay for it. As for safety, as long as he's in the tourista zones, he'll be fine. At 26, many of us on this forum were well beyond asking much of our parents in the way of financing.
Another +1 here. When I was 26, there would have been no financial help expected or offered. It's a vacation or party trip and if he can't afford it then he shouldn't be going.
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Old 02-18-2011, 10:25 AM   #22
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Spring break? I've read about that in stories. On my spring breaks I worked full time instead of part time.

At 26, I'd been on the police department three years, had my own place, and been to two funerals for guys I worked with.

If he can pay for it with his own earned money then I'd say "have a nice trip". But I sure wouldn't help pay for it.
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I'm sure a 26 year old man would be thrilled to hear this from mommie and daddie. It's not like he hasn't been having sex for at least 10 years, with all sorts of people known and unknown, and had about 1000 sex ed classes.

But it will help for mumsie and popsie to remind him that they understand why he is going to Mexico, instead of staying at college and sleeping with any one of the 50 or so women that would be available to him right there in his dorm.

He is sure to think, wow, my parents are hip!

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You seem to be like someone I used to work with.... we were talking about his mid 20 something daughter one day... and for some reason sex came up... his comment was 'I sure hope she is having sex, but I don't want to know about it'....

Me... my kids are still young... I want to warn them when the time comes.... better safe than sorry...
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You seem to be like someone I used to work with.... we were talking about his mid 20 something daughter one day... and for some reason sex came up... his comment was 'I sure hope she is having sex, but I don't want to know about it'....

Me... my kids are still young... I want to warn them when the time comes.... better safe than sorry...
Well, I agree with you 100% on that idea for sure. I just think that by age 26 that train has left the station.

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