So yesterday, my son asked me about getting a new pair of sneakers. I told him I would but I am not paying a whole lot of money for them until he starts doing what he suppose to do around the house and with school work. He cops an attitude. To make a long story short, he told me, "I don't think it is fair that you get almost $800 a month in child support for me and I can't get what I want". WTF?!?! So I said, "Whoa! Whoa! Whoa!..... wait a minute. Who told you that I get almost $800 a month in child support?" He states, "My grandmother and father." I was livid and I told my son a whole list of things including the following, 1) I do not get almost $800 per month in child support so I don't know why they told you that lie, but I will take that up with them; 2) If you are not doing what you are suppose to do at home and at school, then I am not going to spend more for the stuff you want; 3) If I got you everything you wanted, you would not have any money left for your business (he will be starting his own shaved ice snowball business within a week if God wills it); 4) I only get $43 per month in food stamps so I have to still get groceries for you (I only use a small amount of his support for that purpose).
Needless to say, I took it up with his grandmother about the child support matter and I did respectfully give her a piece of my mind. She told that her son told her that I get almost $800 per month in child support and how he does not feel it is fair and that my son was within earshot and heard it. So after I had probably a 15 minute conversation with her about various BS, I asked my son why he told me what he told me thinking he lied and he told me they both told him the amount and on separate occasions and that when he would ask for something while with them, he would be told that your mother is getting child support for you.
I don't mind my son knowing that I get child support because I told him I do and explained to him that it does not cover everything that he needs. But what I don't appreciate is being lied on. This man has not changed one d-mn bit! He always has to try to make me look bad to others including my son (something happened before where he was speaking ill of me to my son. Huhhh!) so that they will feel some kind of way about me. But the sh** that gets me is that he is complaining about the child support amount that I agreed to at the child support office and signed the d-mn papers! If I was inconsiderate of the fact that he has two other children, I could have told them that the higher amount was just fine. Wow! Ungrateful a$$ n***a. Makes me wonder what the h-ll else has been said about me.