Retired Air Force
I approved this post just so you can explain. zombies???
ok, she's 26, so the 1st one is a mistake of a dumb/naive kid (could've been 'true love' lied to by the babydaddy etc etc), understandable, unfortunate, sympathy engendering...The single mother of three lives modestly on Highland Avenue with her children, ages 1, 3 and 6. She will make the best of it this Christmas, however she can.
We taught our son that second hand toys and clothes make our money go farther, and that there is nothing wrong with pre enjoyed, now as a young teen he is very responsible with his money and understands value. We too have decided that christmas is not about presents.+1 Blob.
I found the line "We went from Yes to We'll See" to be pretty telling. Instead of being honest and telling them "no, we can't afford a nintendo" she's seems to be expecting someone else to get it for her.
When is the entitlement mentality going to stop?
Many in our family are pretty tight on money this year so we've all agreed to no presents all the way around. We're not going to put each other in debt just because the stores tell us we should. Besides, nearly all the gifts are just made in china crap that will end up in the next garage sale anyway.
Speaking of garage sales... last summer we found many small child toys for usually around $5. This was for a toy that was originally $40-$100+. Mrs Culex cleaned the toys down with a bleach wash and they're literally like new and cost next to nothing. Our granddaughter is quite happy with them and doesn't know (or care) that it wasn't new.
Not always..remember the doc who artificially inseminated a woman and she had 4 or 5 and the taxpayers were furious...telling the doc who performed that procedure-- knowing she was a welfare queen-- to pay the bills till they were 18....including the hospital fees...I think that was Florida..:scratchWELL LET'S SEE HERE .....HOW ABOUT IF SHE WERE TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO CLOSE HER DAM LEGS.
do ya think that mite work ????:soapboxrant::gaah::gaah::gaah: