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I just realized we can't afford Christmas...
by Anonymous
November 29, 2012 at 6:33 PM

I did all the math on our bills over $1000 due this month most overdue. My daughter is 3 and learned about Santa this year at school, and my son is 1 and doesn't no better so I'm thinking I'll just say Santa forgot? I don't know what to. We already cut back on everything and were still drowning. We don't qualify for any PA, because of my husbands unemployment and the vaule of my car. I can barely keep food on the table. I can't sell my car cause its the only one we have and it's not worth that much. We're both looking for jobs but can't find any. I just don't know what to do. Thanks for listening. 


  • Anonymous 9
    by Anonymous 9
    November 29, 2012 at 7:18 PM
    I'm sorry but here in Alabama they are done :(

    Quoting CreziaMommyTo2:

    that isnt true... where i am locals are just starting now and through local groups, they always accept people

    Quoting Anonymous:

    Most if not all of those are done by Thanksgiving and after that don't accept anyone :'(

    Quoting CreziaMommyTo2:

    angel tree, toys for tots, church donations, local charity groups

  • Anonymous 14
    by Anonymous 14
    November 29, 2012 at 7:20 PM

     For's not like christmas can sneak up on you.  It's the same time every year.  This is why you plan and prepare.  So your bills are $1000?  I feel you.  I feel like we are drowning constanty...especially if I have a short paycheck.  But you know what?  My son will have a full christmas tree.  Why?  Because I planned.  I know Christmas is Secember 25th.  EVERY YEAR.  the day doesn't change.  I started buying one gift a week back in the summer.  For the bigger gifts, I would set $20 out of every paycheck.  Why not be smart about it?  The angel tree annoys me when it comes to people like you who don't prepare.

    That is all.  Call me a bitch, but I don't care.  We are poor, but still have food on the table, bills are paid, and my son will have a christmas   (even though gifts don't make christmas)

  • mamacough
    November 29, 2012 at 7:21 PM

     Hugs and mommy time are free. "Santa" can bring recycled gifts from the closet to a two year old.

  • Anonymous 15
    by Anonymous 15
    November 29, 2012 at 7:22 PM

    just realized? 

  • jeannie39
    November 29, 2012 at 7:22 PM

     There are several places to go and get help with food, bills and Christmas. If your only income is UB, you should qualify for food stamps. You said you have a car, use it, you have to help yourself before anyone else can help you. You typed this post on a computer, therefore you have something to pawn. If there is a will there is a way. You have a little under a month to do something, go do it instead of thinking you are helpless.

    I don't say these things to mean, but really, saying Santa forgot. IMO, thats a cop out. A 1 and 3 yr. old won't care if there gift costs much, go to the Dollar Tree. If dd is in school, she will get something there, even if its only a coloring book and crayons. I really hope you take a positive look at your life instead of concentrating on the negative things. Good luck and if you want a Merry Christmas, make it happen.


  • Anonymous 16
    by Anonymous 16
    November 29, 2012 at 7:22 PM
  • Anonymous 17
    by Anonymous 17
    November 29, 2012 at 7:22 PM
    Okay this will. Sound harshbut its true Xmas comes once a year are you telling me over the last 12 month you couldn't put or grab a few things? I get times are tough and skimming back I get it. Been there and it sucked but nothing? Come on ladies
  • Anonymous 16
    by Anonymous 16
    November 29, 2012 at 7:23 PM
    Trust me 3 and 1 they won't remember.
  • ccoyle4
    by ccoyle4
    November 29, 2012 at 7:24 PM

     This.  My health went downhill FAST back in June.  I was then diagnosed with MS after about $20,000 in medical bills from all the freaking testing.  I had to "retire" from my awesome paying job becaue it wasn't safe for me or my patients to continue working and had to get a crappy paying job.  I alone am bringing in $3000 less a month than I used to.  I have sold all kinds of crap of MINE so I could make sure bills were paid and my son had christmas presents. 

    Quoting Anonymous:

    I pawned my digital camera tv dvd player and jewelery so I could afford atleast a few things for my children. I'm not working due to serious medical problems but I refuse to allow my children to go without atleast a couple things for christmas. Nothing I own is more important than my children.


  • Blessedlife79
    November 29, 2012 at 7:25 PM
    Pm me. I will help :)

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