At the movies recently, someone made a comment to us about how it must be nice to save money on admission since Sienna looks like a young kid. Since it was someone we just met, I didn’t really stop to correct them. I just gave a crooked, but polite smile and brought the small talk to an end so we could get on our way to the movie.
Some people might be okay with not paying the adult price for her ticket, but my husband and I collectively decided to always pay the appropriate price for Sienna despite how young she looks. (Disclaimer: Most of the buffets we frequent charge us for a younger kid despite us telling them her age since they know she won’t eat as much.)
We feel that if we don’t pay the appropriate price that it’s teaching the kids that it’s okay to cheat someone out of money. It may seem easy to just go with the flow and pay the cheaper price, but we try to show the kids that the right way is usually the harder way. And that just because someone doesn’t know you owe them more money, doesn’t mean you should take advantage of that.