“I went and drove one, and I still think that’s way too fast for a 16-year-old. I suggested a new Mustang Coupe ($38,000), which I think has aggressive styling and good tech features. It’s just missing the horsepower.”
At this, his son got angry. Up until this point, his son has never been angry over how much he spends on gifts for the two of his children.
So, he picked up on the fact that his son was just focusing on how much his daughter’s vehicle cost so that he could persuade him to buy him the Corvette instead.
Now, he worries that it’s his fault that his son is upset in the first place. For the most part, everything he buys for his daughter is pricier than what he buys for his son.
Each month, his daughter buys more clothes than his son does because his son doesn’t enjoy shopping for clothing, but he does have some shoes that cost a lot of money.
He bought his daughter a MacBook because she wanted something high-quality and practical for when she wanted to bring her computer over to a friend’s house to study.
On the other hand, his son’s PC was less expensive because his son wanted a good computer for playing video games.
“I spend $3,000 a month on dinners with her; he’s always invited (and sometimes I make him go), but he doesn’t like to go to dinner because it takes a couple of hours, and he thinks it’s boring,” he shared.
From his perspective, how much he spends on each of his children doesn’t matter.
He acknowledged that in order to get something, you have to spend money, but spending money isn’t what you’re setting out to do just for the sake of it.
In the situation with his son, his son wants him to buy a fast vehicle, and he clarified that even if he could get a fast car for free, he wouldn’t allow his son to have it. The main concern he has is the safety of the vehicles his son is interested in.