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Bethan comes from a Poor Family Her Friends want to go Shopping

Dear Birdy,

Hope you're soaring through life with a big smile! My name is Bethan, and I'm in desperate need of your savvy advice. You see, I'm a 15-year-old girl who's got some serious shopping fever, but my parents are acting like the great Wall Street of pocket money. They barely give me any allowance, and it feels like I'm auditioning for the role of a super thrifty shopaholic.

Now, Birdy, I'm not asking for a secret money tree or a bottomless piggy bank, but a little extra dough would be as sweet as a scoop of ice cream on a sunny day. It's hard watching my friends flutter around the mall with bags full of trendy clothes while I'm stuck window-shopping like a window-watcher. It's like they're playing Mario Kart Deluxe, and I'm stuck in the slow lane with a donkey cart.

I don't want to be a mooch or break the bank, but being able to join my friends for some retail therapy would be a real game-changer. So, what's a girl to do, Birdy? How can I convince my parents to upgrade my pocket money situation without triggering their savings alarm?

Humorous hugs and high hopes,
Bethan


Hey there, Bethan!

Your letter had me giggling like a ticklish flamingo! Your wit and charm shine through your words. It's clear you have a gift for painting a picture with humor. Now, let's dive into your pocket money predicament!

First off, kudos to you for recognizing the delicate dance of balance between your shopping desires and your parents' savings game plan. It's like trying to pirouette on a tightrope while juggling flaming torches. But fear not, my friend, for there are a few strategies that might just give you a chance to upgrade that pocket money without setting off any parental savings alarms.

One idea is to showcase your responsible side, like a champion charmer. Impress your parents with your money management skills. Show them how you've been budgeting wisely and taking care of your current allowance. They might be more inclined to loosen the purse strings when they see you're not throwing money around like confetti.

Another approach could be to offer your help with household chores or extra responsibilities, like the superhero of tidiness or the master of dishwashing. A little extra effort can show your parents that you're willing to work for that extra cash injection. Plus, who knows, they might appreciate the extra helping hand around the house!

Lastly, you can always consider getting creative and exploring alternative ways to earn a bit of extra cash. Maybe you can turn your talents into a small business, like selling handmade crafts or offering to walk neighbors' dogs. You'll be the entrepreneurial star of the show, Bethan!

Remember, laughter is the best shopping accessory, and a positive attitude can work wonders. Keep shining your hilarious light, and I have no doubt that you'll find a way to turn that pocket money situation into a shopping extravaganza!

Sending you laughter-filled feathers and shopping success,

Birdy

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