Motherhood Makes Women Selfish and Thieves
Childless women are honest and do not steal from children.
This mother stole money from her 19 year old son. Motherhood sure does make women selfish and dishonest.
- Dear Amy: I am 19 and work part time as a produce clerk. I live with my parents and my younger brother. My dad works at a warehouse. He’s a hardworking guy. My mom spends most of the day at home, shopping online for stuff she doesn’t need. Our apartment is cluttered with all the useless junk she’s bought with my dad’s hard-earned money.
I made plans to go on a road trip with friends before the fall semester starts. We had agreed to front some money to pay for things like gas, food, lodging, etc. I set aside a jar of money in my room specifically for the trip.
About a week before we were to leave, I noticed that all of the money in the jar was gone. I spent hours accusing and interrogating my brother. Eventually, my mom told me that she was badly in debt and needed money to pay her credit card bill, so she went into my room when I wasn’t there and took my money.
I am beyond furious.
My mom sees nothing wrong with the fact that she stole from me. She says we are a family and must help each other. She makes herself out to be a helpless victim, but if it weren’t for my mom’s shopping addiction we’d be in a much better financial situation.
How do I get my mother to take responsibility for her actions and pay me back the money she stole from me? — Angry and Fed Up
Dear Angry: I’m furious on your behalf.
Your mother is correct about this — family members should help one another. However, family members do not help themselves to another family member’s money.
That’s stealing, and if your mother has any doubt about this, I wonder how she would feel if you poached some of her gewgaws and sold them on eBay to make back your earnings.