When a woman’s teenage son began “acting like he’s too good to shop at Wal-Mart” and making “snarky comments” about other children who shopped at Goodwill, she decided to teach him a lesson. Cierra Brittany Forney shared her decision, including details of what she had her son do, on Facebook on Sunday, and received over 600,000 reactions to the post.
In an effort to teach her son a lesson, according to a report by the Daily Mail, Forney decided to make her child only to wear clothes that he purchased at Goodwill for one week and required him to use his own money.
“So lately, my 13-year-old son had been acting a little…entitled,” she began in the post. “Acting like he’s too good to shop at Wal-Mart and making snarky comments about kids at school who shop at goodwill and quite a few things.”
“I don’t tolerate that,” Forney continued. “Today, he took his own 20.00 to the goodwill to buy clothes to wear the entire week to school. Whatever he found is what he would have to wear.”
“He isn’t happy and shed a few tears,” she added, “but I firmly believe in 15 years he will look back and laugh at the day his Mom made him shop at goodwill.”
“I want to teach my kids that money isn’t everything and if you have to degrade other people because of where they shop, then you too will shop there,” Forney wrote.
“Side note, I love the goodwill!”
On Tuesday, Forney posted an update, expressing her surprise regarding the response her original post garnered.
She said she partially blamed herself for her son’s attitude, stating that she had provided her kids will name brand clothing before.
However, she wanted to make sure that her children understood the value of a dollar and not to think less of people who shopped at stores like Goodwill.
Forney said, “I SOLELY did this to help my son become a better man.”
“My son has learned a valuable lesson from this AND my son is rockin’ his button up shirt he bought from the Goodwill with PRIDE today!!!”