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Posted by: anonymous
2021-03-04 21:18:33
ID: 66748
DD12 goes between my Ex & me, 5hrs away. She's with him for a month. I'm on her heels with schooling (online) so she's never behind. She's there a week & a half & hasn't done any work. They don't monitor her. I looked at her progress report that updates weekly. All of the work is due tomorrow for the quarter. Whatever isn't done gets a 0. DD had a solo sports lesson today. I would have skipped the lesson to finish her work, but her SM took her. SM & Ex go to bed at 930, DDs bedtime is 9. Here, I'd have her stay up later to get her work done, even if it meant I had to lose sleep too. They're not going to stay up to let her get her work finished. We have no court visitation order (he's been getting visits for 8 months after 8yrs of not seeing her by choice), I might not let her go back til summer vacation.
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Posted by: anonymous
2021-03-02 13:44:18
ID: 66735
I swore I would never send my kids to public school, but it looks like I'll be eating those words this year. After the last year and a half of steady income decrease, I can't afford the $1k in registration and $700/month tuition. I still need to find some type of WFH job that will allow me to be home when they are for long breaks and all that. We can't even afford to consider summer or after school care anymore. The schools here are not *great*. Our state is at the bottom of the education bracket. The elementary school we would be at has good ratings, but the middle and high schools are not rated well at all. I hate this. I'm so afraid their education will suffer because I'm failing them as a parent. But what am I supposed to do? What is anyone supposed to do in this mess?
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Posted by: anonymous
2021-02-21 00:57:06
ID: 66698
Speaking of hoarders and filthy houses...my aging ILs live in a manufactured home that is absolutely filthy. They are hoarders and they also have done a bunch of cobbled up addons that aren't to code and the entire house is a death trap. When they have to go to assisted living or pass away, DH thinks we'd sell it. I'm thinking we raze it and just keep the property (we'll inherit it). No way could we sell that stupid house unless we put hundreds of thousands of dollars into it. What on earth else do you about a house like that? You really can't remediate it and it's not like it's valuable enough to do that anyway.
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Posted by: anonymous
2021-02-17 17:29:29
ID: 66681
In response to a confession. No way would we ever call Adult Protective Services. Then we’d be caught up in a nasty legal mess for who knows how long. And, yes, my Dad would be SO pissed! DH and I are sneaking into town in a few weeks and I’m going to insist we go on a tour of a ‘supported living’ facility. There WILL be a decision made before we leave, one way or another. If the building manager where he lives now were to hear of the filth he’s living in, he’d be evicted in a heartbeat. He’s gonna have to put his big boy pants on NOW!
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Posted by: anonymous
2021-02-17 03:21:07
ID: 66678
In response to a confession. I'm not saying OP shouldn't call adult protective services, but when I called about my dad, the only thing that happened was that dad was pissed. I talked to my dad's doctor about it later, and she said that as long as the senior has a way to get food (even if it is just dialing for pizza), a place to live (even if there are holes in the roof), and running water (even if the only toilet is upstairs and dad is in a wheelchair), they are allowed to stay in their home.
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Posted by: anonymous
2021-02-16 01:58:22
ID: 66669
In response to a confession. As heartbreaking as your situation is, if it gets to that point again, I would call adult protective services.
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Posted by: anonymous
2021-02-15 20:12:14
ID: 66666
Recently learned that my Dad's been living in filth (I live over 1000 miles away from him). Sent a woman to clean house and she was appalled. Not one clean dish or pan in the place, food in fridge that had expired a year ago, and a bathroom so filthy she couldn't get it clean. Brother (he lives 20 minutes away) and I have talked to him about assisted living; he screams at me and placates my brother. We want him to make decisions for himself but it's obvious he won't. Considering having him declared incompetent is breaking my heart.
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Posted by: anonymous
2021-02-15 16:30:07
ID: 66664
In response to a confession. OMG, I have a sister?!
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Posted by: anonymous
2021-02-14 19:25:33
ID: 66655
In response to a confession. Can I please me too this several hundred times?
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Posted by: anonymous
2021-02-14 19:18:20
ID: 66595
In response to a confession. "She's opinionated and always has to be right." I'm positive my mom would say the same about me. The reality is that she just never wants to be challenged, ever. She likes my easy going brother more than me because he just let's her get away with saying crazy crap. My mom will tell an outright lie about my childhood and if I challenge her, I'm being too opinionated. Not saying that that's what's going on in your family. Just saying it takes two to make a relationship work. Opinionated women are great. The world needs more of us. Good for you for raising one.
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