First off and side note: I admittedly sang portions of the song “Money, Money, Money” from the Mamma Mia musical when I typed today’s blog title. No shame because the musical was great and the movie was even better (a movie can’t go wrong when Meryl Streep is the lead actress).
OK, now to the actual blog.
Yesterday my brother shyly sent me a text saying “I need to ask you a question.” My beautiful mind automatically goes from zero to worst-case scenario so I’m thinking he is going to say something like, “How do I get out of jail?” “I need a lawyer, can Jared help?” “Do you think it’d be ok if I quit school?”
Instead of showing my fear from one measly text, I calmly replied, with “Yeah, what’s up?” (That’s right, I can contain my crazy at times). He then goes into this long explanation about how one of his friends is getting married and he wants to attend the bachelor party, but the bachelor party is on Thursday and he doesn’t get paid until Friday BUT he’s coming home from college on Saturday for Mother’s Day so he could bring me money on Saturday and he swears he’ll pay me back and he just really could use the help…..WHEW!
The lengthy text made me giggle a bit and I just replied with “How much do you need?” I already knew how much I was capable of giving him so I hoped he wouldn’t ask for more than that. Another side note: Let’s be honest, I work for a not-for-profit hospital and I’m not a nurse…I’m not the highest paid employee in this organization. And I spend a ridiculous amount on my apartment. Oh well.
Lucky for me, my not-so-baby brother only asked for a measly $100, which is nowhere near the amount I thought he was going to ask. I respect my brother because he knows the value of a dollar. He knows that he wants to pay me back later so he knew to only ask for an amount that he (as a college student) could afford to pay back. I appreciate his honestly on what he’s going to use it for and I love that I’m able to help him out when he asks for little favors like this. Come on, what are big sisters for anyway?