Parenting Dilemma

Am I a bad parent if I send my son to school sporting a backpack that advertises a local casino?

Just to be clear. My husband won said backpack in a radio station sponsored black jack tournament. He won the entry through the radio station, it cost him nothing (he also didn’t win anything, unfortunately) but all entrants received a gift back pack–with the casino’s logo on it.

Here’s the cost-benefit analysis. Cost of a new back pack — they start at $10 and go up from there. My son goes through like 2 a year. This is a good quality back-pack and it cost me nothing. But what is the cost of public judgment? Will anyone even notice? Should I embroider on the number for Gambler’s anonymous to combat the pro-gambling message? Or a bumper sticker that says “Know your limit, stay within it.” Wait a second, I might do that just to entertain myself, never mind anyone else.

You know, I’m curious to see how this plays out. It’s a gamble, but it might be worth it.

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About Tentative Equinox North

Theatremaker, Homemaker, Thoughtmaker. Great hair, Probably looking forward to my next nap.
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2 Responses to Parenting Dilemma

  1. Colleen says:

    I definitely vote for the bumper sticker. Just to give all the cool parents something to jabber about. Hehe.

  2. Tentative Equinox North says:

    You mean, like I went to this G.A. meeting and all I got was this stupid backpack? That kind of jabber?

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