I have known this girl since I was 5...so over 30 years.
Anyway she called me yesterday freaking out because she apparently reached her cap on Food Stamps and will no longer be eligible for them starting 1 June. She wanted to know how she was going to afford food now. She didn't like my advice. She has two kids. The girl is in dance with my dd. She is each and every class my dd is in which is 5 classes. She also plays softball and does gymnastics. Her son is in Karate, soccer, baseball, and gymnastics.
I told her she should cut out some of these activities because that alone will give her food money. My dd would not be doing them if I could not afford all of it on my own. I also told her she needed to go after the boys dad for child support.
She said her kids deserved to do these activities and she wasn't taking them away. NOW... I work my ass off so that my dd can be in her activities and she doesn't do near as many as her kids. She does what I can afford. This girl is on disability for uncontrolled diabetes.
This morning I noticed she deleted me off of FB and sent me a message. She said a true friend would have helped her. Well...I thought I offered sound advice.