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we are this years "adopt a family" and my sd is pissed!!! *edit eta*

Anonymous
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i just found out today that my sons guidance councilor put our names in for the towns adopt a family thing. i myself am greatful for it. i seriously thought my kids wernt going to have xmas this year. we hit a really hard spot and between what we are backed up on and my kids needs and the damn price of oil im not going to have anything left to shop with. well not very much anyway. well now my sd is pissed because she doesnt want to be the towns charity case. i tried to explain it to her but shes not cracking. not sure how to handle it with her. the young ones dont know and wont know but shes older and she heard me on the phone. ugh!! i tried to explain to her that after everything is paid that leaves about $100 for xmas to cover 5 kids. thats not exactly alot and it definatly doesnt go far but shes still pissed. idk what to do now. i dont want her to be pissed at me but at the same time i dont want them to have a shitty xmas either.


***** for those asking, she is 15

Posted by Anonymous on Nov. 20, 2012 at 9:58 PM
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Unoriginal.
by on Nov. 20, 2012 at 9:59 PM
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She can not get anything for Christmas then.
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stephiebugg
by on Nov. 20, 2012 at 10:00 PM

 They don't give out names, right? Would you feel awful if you lied to her and did it anyway? I dont know what I'd do...

zildjans_mom
by on Nov. 20, 2012 at 10:01 PM
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Tell her she doesn't have to participate or accept any of the gifts but she gets nothing then. sorry momma things will get better
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Nov. 20, 2012 at 10:01 PM
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She's embarassed. It's anonymous, though, right? Just remind her of that.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Nov. 20, 2012 at 10:01 PM

they dont make the names public but they do give them to the sponsers

Quoting stephiebugg:

 They don't give out names, right? Would you feel awful if you lied to her and did it anyway? I dont know what I'd do...


LoveMyLos
by on Nov. 20, 2012 at 10:01 PM
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Meh, shell get over it.
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mommytoeandb
by Platinum Member on Nov. 20, 2012 at 10:02 PM


Quoting Unoriginal.:

She can not get anything for Christmas then.

Agreed.  

Dimples04
by Bronze Member on Nov. 20, 2012 at 10:02 PM
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How old is she??? I'd let her know if she can't be thankful then you can donate ger gifts to a grateful child.

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She can not get anything for Christmas then.
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DanaG70
by Platinum Member on Nov. 20, 2012 at 10:03 PM
I don't know, that is a tough spot to be in, guess you could have her name taken off the list and she could get socks for Christmas. Maybe when she sees the other kids happy it will change her tune.
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notjstanothrmom
by Ruby Member on Nov. 20, 2012 at 10:03 PM
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She is probably more embarrassed then anything. I feel for her.
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