Parents dubbed ‘rude cheapskates’ after they ask relatives to PAY for copies of their child’s school pictures
- A mum has asked if it is appropriate to ask relatives to chip in for school photos
- The woman said her partner wanted to ask family to pay $5 for their child’s photo
- Many parents slammed the dad dubbing it ‘rude’ and ‘tight’ to ask for money
- However others defended him saying school pictures are expensive for some
Parents have been called ‘cheapskates’ after they asked if they should request relatives who want copies of the child’s school photos to contribute to the cost.
The Australian parents have been debating between themselves whether or not to have relatives chip in and decided to take their dilemma to the popular Facebook group ‘Mouth of mums’.
‘My partner and I are having a discussion on whether relatives who want school photos should pay $5 for a photo to help pay. I think they shouldn’t and he thinks they should. What does everyone else think?’ the mum asked.
Australian parents have sparked a debate online after they asked whether it was appropriate to request relatives who want copies of their child’s school pictures to chip in to the cost
The post drew in a barrage of responses from fellow parents, most of whom were on the mum’s side with some even saying it was ‘rude’ and ‘tight’ to ask for money for school pictures.
‘That’s pretty rude. Stop being a cheapskate and give them a bloody photo. Geez people are so tight,’ one woman complained.
‘Time to get a new partner,’ another joked.
The mum explained she’s happy to give the photos away whereas her partner wants people to pay $5 which led to Facebookers calling him ‘rude’ and ‘tight’
‘Parents pay for the photos and give them to relatives, that’s how it’s been for years,’ a third chimed in.
A fourth said: ‘It’s your children, your family should be gifted a photo not charged for it.’
Should parents ask relatives to help pay for their child’s school pictures?
Some people came forward with helpful suggestions like buying cheaper digital copies to send to people while others were on the fence.
‘If they are asking and you have to buy extras, yes they should buy then, if you are giving them to be nice then them paying would be a no,’ one mum responded.
‘I just buy digital copies and they pay to print them themselves,’ explained a second.
While they were in the minority, a lot of parents defended the dad who wanted to ask relatives to contribute, pointing out school photo packages can be too expensive for some families.
‘Unless you can’t afford the package with extras to hand out and if family really want one then suggest they help towards the cost. I myself can barely afford the cheapest package as it is,’ a mum wrote.
While they were in the minority, a lot of parents defended the dad who wanted to ask relatives to contribute, pointing out school photo packages can be too expensive for some families
‘Looks like an unpopular opinion but I’d be asking for the money if they want a picture if I couldn’t afford it,’ a second added.
‘They’re pretty expensive I don’t think it’s a bad idea especially if times are tough,’ another parent responded.
A single mother of two said she rarely buys school photos of her five and eight-year-old as she can’t afford them but recently splashed out on more than $100 worth.
‘I won’t be asking anyone to pay for one as I got the most basic and cheapest pack and they already come with too many pictures for just myself,’ she explained.
‘However if I had family that cared enough to want one or expect one each year, I would have no problems in asking them to contribute towards the cost.’
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