I would make HIM tell them!
Bet he can afford things he wants to do. Men are so greedy. I think men are born this way. Every man I have ever known is that way.
I agree with him HIM tell them, so they can hear him say it and not think you don't want them to see him. As much a it sucks to say, and admit seems like when us momma's say something it sounds like its us. I'm sorry he is doing this, I get he can't afford it yet he should do the letting down.
Try to find things you can do with them, a local water park and just make it a blast whatever it is. Hugs momma, and within time they'll see how their father is a let down sadly.
Quoting starry_mom:Is there anything you can afford that they think would be fun? Like Disney land or even swimming lessons?
Quoting SAMI_JO: Bet he can afford things he wants to do. Men are so greedy. I think men are born this way. Every man I have ever known is that way.
Ugh so sorry to hear. Do you have a local YMCA? They have great summer programs and you can apply for financial assistance. I agree with the others, dad can tell them. But be ready with, hey, its okay, we will still have a ball this summer doing xyz.
If he can't keep them, he needs to call them and tell them himself. I'm not gonna be the "bad guy" to my kids because of someone else's poor decisions.
That being said, there's tons of things you can do with your kids that would be fun and cheap. I can't afford tickets to zoos or amusement parks or gym memberships, so I make my own fun at home. Last year I did an "obstacle course" in our backyard with stuff we had in the house. Like....do a hula hoop, run to the next part and successfully blow a bubble and then pop it, run to the next part and write your name in chalk on the sidewalk, run to the next part and do a somersault, run through the sprinkler to the front porch. First kid there wins a cookie. My daughter and the neighbor kids raced on that obstacle course for HOURS. It is one of their favorite memories. :)
You can also buy some regular acrylic paints at the craft section in Walmart, a few brushes and sponges (maybe $10 altogether) and let them paint your windows (on the outside). It scrubs right off with soap and water.
I don't know your whole situation, but if you work full time and aren't able to do a lot with your kids during the day, you can do the things I mentioned above on your day off. That's what I did. I work Monday through Friday, so during the summer we go all out on the weekends and play til we drop. It makes the week at daycare worth it for my kids, and it makes the week at work worth it for me. We all have something to look forward to on the weekend, and I cherish the memories we make together.
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