trying to hang in there (vent)
February 3, 2013 at 10:59 AM
So my FS have been cut and now I have to figure out how to budget so there will be enough to eat. I probably will just cut out a lot of meat or all of it since it is so expensive. I tell my 13 y/o not to eat everything up when it comes to what we do have. But being the selfish, spiteful a** he is, he does it anyway. When I b**ch about he acts like he doesnt hear me or looks at me with a blank look. Whatever. Anyway, now that I have recovered from being sick, I am desperately looking for a job. I walk to the library almost everyday and fill out numerous applications but nothing yet. Of course, bills are steadily piling up. I applied for assistance with gas and electric bill but I may not get any help. Sigh. Does anybody have any words of encouragement? I feel like just saying the hell with it and giving up some days. I never thought my life will be like this. I use to have things together. Oh well. what are you going to do? Life is so unpredictable..
by PurpleHazeyFebruary 3, 2013 at 12:00 PM
I use a lot of pasta's because meat to so much.
February 3, 2013 at 6:18 PM
You need to get your son in check. He's old enough to know the reality of the situation, sit him down and explain it to him.
Yes I have talked to my son and explained the situation to him months ago. But does he care? Hell no! That's why I dont givve a damn that he wants to go outside to hang out with friends and that he wants to go over his paternal granny's house, to name a few. So for now on it is going to be rice and beans and vegetable soup and bread. I'm not buying any "luxury" sh**. If you cant respect me and my rules, you get the sh** end of the stick! Literally!
February 3, 2013 at 6:54 PM
I would set out a daily limit on what your DS can eat. Also agree with pp's that pasta is cheap. Contact local churches about food banks
Yes I have set limits of what he can eat but I can not watch him 24/7! There have been plenty of mornings I have went into the kitchen, opened the fridge and found plenty of shit missing! lol. And yes I was pissed! I already scheduled an appointment with a local church this coming Saturday at 9 a.m. Since it is not on the bus line, I am going to bundle myself up, get my granny cart and start walking the 2 miles there and back.
February 3, 2013 at 7:04 PM
Thanks for the hugs! I am still hanging in there. Every so often I need to vent or I might just lose it and go off. lol. Of course it is not easy especially when I dont have family support and the paternal granny and deadbeat dad through accusations that I am not "properly" taking care of my son. Of course a lot of this sh** is due to my son (a.k.a. the reporter) going to them and telling his "version" of what is going on. Sigh. It is always something. smdh.
February 3, 2013 at 7:10 PM
Sorry but I can't get past you calling your son a selfish, spiteful ass because he eats your food. OMG. My 13 year old eats us out of house & home (yet is skinny as a rail) - he's a growing teenage boy. They eat a lot! Sheesh.
yes they do eat a lot. But there is a big difference between being hungry and eating ALL of the main courses so no one else cant have any which is being spiteful! You dont the sh** I go through. So with that said why dont you keep your narrowminded, judgmental comments to yourself! one day you are going to be in my shoes and will no what it feels like. I hope it happens to you soon!