Okay I snapped this morning I told my kids something bad about their father: ages 12 and 13 i think it's time they know better actually I think they already know he's been absent from their life since 2009 no child support. Well,I my daughter wanted to go do something after school today and I snapped I don't have the money for that I can't help it I'm only one person what do you want me to do I don't have money for my own lunch today . did I do something bad?
The Atty. Gen.'s office will help me locate him or help me get child support because I'm not on public assistance I was told those cases go first I don't have money for an attorney are someone to locate him for me - what are my options? I hate being rude to my kids and telling him these things but I don't know what else to do I can't hide it from them forever they're getting older they want to go out with their friends they want money for this and not any suggestions?
I went as far to say that I could be going out drinking every night at the bar every weekend I don't even get to go out to lunch my own colleagues /friends I said I don't even have money for sodas today did I go too far? I want to be honest with them but I don't want to make him feel bad either and I never put down their father before but what others options do I have it this point?
He's a deadbeat and the kids are suffering. An I expected to take the fall for that?
Asked by Anonymous at 12:35 AM on Feb. 8, 2013 in General Parenting
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