I started planning for xmas around September and put an Ipad on layaway for my oldest son. He has been using it during school and the teacher said she thought he would benefit from using it at home so I figured it would be perfect. I'm not rich so I called BF and asked him BEFORE I put it on layaway if he would help out. He said yes and we were working together to get it paid.
Today he picked up the form to take with to pay with and I reminded him that next week it had to be paid by then and I needed to go with so I could bring it home. There is no formal CO but both our boys stay with me and he gets weekends. He asked why it wouldn't go to his house and I gave him my reasons. One, his cousin lives there and is very sneaky. I don't trust my stuff there with him there. Ex even hates how he treats his belongings so why would an ipad be any different. Two, everytime clothes come back over from there, they are stained because he is a lazy slob.
We get into a fight and he leaves. He says he's not paying anymore if it's not allowed of there and he wants his share back. I told him I would pay the remaining balance and just call it a day. By this point I have put in around $250 and his share is about $100. He refuses so my fiance said hell with it gave me the remaining balance and told me just get it so this can be over.
I get to Walmart to pick it up only to find out ex came in ten minutes before to tell them he couldn't afford to finish the payments, cancels the account, and cashes out the money that was put on the balance.
I literally had to tell myself to make it to the car before I broke down crying or else I would have had a public meltdown. I get home and fiance said ex had stopped by to dropp if $200 and then I got a text from ex saying i know have my share back.
So three weeks before xmas I'm struggling to find a way to finish what I started. This is exactly what I was trying to avoid :/ I just don't understand why someone would want to put a hurdle in front of their child's xmas because they wanted equal time with the ipad. He even said i only want it that way because I'm buying it for myself. Eye roll. Im renting a computer until tax time because i need one for school. I'm just frustrated with him that I needed to vent i guess. Being 34 weeks preggo doesn't help with my emotions either :/