Our electricity was turned off 4 days ago while my son was at school.
I had my family come get him so he wouldn't know. Now, he's 4 hours away, transferred into a different school and away from his father and me,
I just wanted to share. Bash away.
**I lost my job 8 months ago, do not qualify for unemployment, my dh is working 7 days a week to keep money coming in. We do not get any public assistance**
**yes, I am looking for a job, however, I live in a seasonal area and our summer is finished and layoffs have started all over town**
Yes, it was on the extreme side but he deserves to be a child and not be aware of adult issues. I live in the South and it is hot here. The principal said she is required to call Dept of Social Services if any of her students are homeless, do not have running water or no electricity in the home. I made mistakes, I admit it. We are getting help budgeting through our local Catholic Church so this will not happen again.
Our home is completely electric. Hot water heater, stove, everything. We do not have cable, cell phones, Internet or home phones. My dh has a work phone that his company pays for and it's an unlimited plan. My neighbors have been nice enough to let me sit in their living room and use their wi-fi.
I can live with being called a bad parent because we chose to send our ds to my parents house temporarily. The alternative was running the risk of him being removed from our home or sitting here in 100 degree weather.