That my husbands ex is calling him wanting to know if we can pay $1000 for one of his daughters who wants to be in Color Guard....
We do NOT have that kind of money laying around, we basically live paycheck to paycheck and BM knows this...she lives in a nicer area than us, kids go to better schools, and she expects us to be able to keep up that lifestyle for them.
But what about DH and my kids? They have to suffer because their older (half) sisters want to be popular in high school?
Yeah we could maybe scrape up the money by end of summer but in the meantime we would have to go without summer clothes for our boys (and I'm not talking nice quality things, I mean like Target shorts and tshirts....), we need new air conditioners soon, vacuum cleaner, and we are trying to save a little $$ to hopefully buy a house and get out of this bad part of town soon....
He told her we just didn't and wouldnt have that kind of money. I'm sure they are mad but oh well, honestly those kids don't like us anyways, they ONLY come around when they want money, like a month ago I gave one of my stepdaughters $200 (out of MY paycheck, DH didn't have it....) for a school trip....asked for a receipt and an itinerary, got nothing, not even a thank you from her.
So Why would we even WANT to give those kids anything above and beyond the child support we already pay??
Of course we love them but they are teens and are difficult, their manipulative mother fills their heads full of lies about their dad so they think he is a deadbeat....Its just not the greatest situation at the moment. Hopefully when they get a little older and out from underneath mamas thumb it will be better, but for now we can't really do anything about it.