Children generally don’t have much income, but their parents often do.
Maybe it would be helpful if someone could come up with some kind of optional program that would help parents understand and prepare for the cost of kids doing the things kids do.
The details here are changed to protect the privacy of the parties involved and my guilty conscience.
But, anyhow: Someone — let’s say it was me — had the bright idea of inviting a 6-year-old to come ice skating with my child yesterday, on Mother’s Day. The boy’s father was there, my daughter and the 6-year-old were having a great time, then, bam, the 6-year-old smacked into the wall and broke his arm.
The boy’s arm will be in a cast for at least 4 weeks, and he has to stay home from school for a week.