I wrote on this issue a few days ago and anticipated horrified responses such as I've seen on other blogs: : "Tell your slacker kids to grow up!" " Too bad! They should have planned better." On and on in a similar vein.
I was happy to see that others agreed with me: that in these times of scary and not necessarily your fault financial disasters families should stick together, much as they did in days of yore. This is especially critical in the United States, where health insurance is unaffordable to those who lack benefits and one accident or illness can ruin you. Forever. It is hardly a sacrifice for me to forgo a Coach bag now and have that $200.00 JUST IN CASE someone needs it down the line.
So thanks dear readers for assuring me that I'm not crazy and that these are--indeed--perilous times.