Posted by: anonymous
2019-12-12 05:59:12
ID: 62604
I keep track of our house/family spending on Mint, which helps me see how much I spend in each category (house, food, health, auto, travel, etc.). Out of curiosity, I checked to see how much I spent on my Kids since I started using Mint. This includes everything that I can identify as kid-specific (clothes, school fees, teacher gifts, summer camp, toys, gifts for friends, birthday and Christmas, etc.), so not food and housing and not health insurance. Turns out to be less per kid than DH was sending for child support for his oldest, who turned 18 this year.
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Posted by: anonymous
2019-12-12 05:58:44
ID: 62602
I'm so sick of an acquaintance's incessant boasting. She got a promotion at work, she does volunteer work and recently won an award for it, she recently purchased a very grand home and did renovations....on and on and on. I'm glad she has a nice life but it's become kind of nauseating, especially the #humblyblessed hash tagging. No, I'm not jealous, I have plenty going on in my own life. It's just unfettered bragging and it's gross.
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Posted by: anonymous
2019-12-12 05:55:11
ID: 62580
The problem with Christmas gifts with me isn't so much WHAT I get but that there is such a huge emphasis on cost. For me, I like to buy my kids' presents based on their hobbies. One son loves to draw so I got him art things, another likes trains so I got him a simple train set. It didn't cost much and I'm happy to get them things like that. It's none of their business how much it cost me. My nephew on the other hand asks for some really expensive things, like if it isn't above $60 he complains under his breath. It's mostly games,clothes and electronic stuff. No joke, his dad gave him a Christmas card with a nice message in it, plus 300 bucks. The kid barely read the card and took the money and then left the card at our house.
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Posted by: anonymous
2019-12-11 02:59:48
ID: 62615
In response to a confession. If you're daughter is 12 and going through this, she needs to see a therapist. She is reacting to a trauma. And I think watching a 12 year old poo is just making the trauma even worse for her. If you have insurance, it should cover a therapist. I seriously recommend it.
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Posted by: anonymous
2019-12-10 05:59:43
ID: 62608
DD12 has bowel movement issues too. She had 1 bad poo that landed her in the ER when she was 3, and since then she refused to poo. I spent years doing enemas and dealing with clogged toilets. We lost health insurance which meant no more doctors. So I just went through life handwashing underwear because of the leakage and doing what I could from home. We got insurance recently, I took her to the Dr, they put her on fiber gummies and Metamucil (I didn't use this before because I thought it was for adults). After 2 days, it's worse. The leakage has tripled, going through 6 undies a day, and there are large chunks coming out. Now I watch her go, she only gets her phone and tv if she poos. If she doesn't, then she is to go to bed. I warned her that I won't be cleaning undies anymore. If it happens again, she's going to wear diapers. For 2 weeks now, no dirty undies and she's been going fine. Although the poos are still so big they won't flush or they clog the toilet. Back to the Dr in 3wks
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Posted by: anonymous
2019-12-09 00:01:24
ID: 62594 my niece has recently gotten into watching documentaries on Netflix on counterfeit goods from China (Rotten and Broken, if you're curious) and she's basically an expert now. She's 8. It's hysterical because she's so tiny and she will talk your ear off about how you should check your makeup because if it's counterfeit, it'll give you pinkeye and staph infections.
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Posted by: anonymous
2019-12-06 00:44:13
ID: 62548
There are things I like about the holidays but things I definitely DON'T. I dislike the idea that someone "needs" to buy me a gift, just because it's the holidays. At work, this is huge. I wish it would stop., you don't need to buy me something, coworker. I don't need another mug, I don't need another 'gag gift', I don't need another hand lotion or mini candle. Please, it all goes to Goodwill. I don't like clutter and I don't like the unnecessary expense. If you really want to do something for me, donate to a charity I care about. Or bring in some nice home-made muffins or cookies, I'll happily dunk one in my coffee and other coworkers can also enjoy.
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Posted by: anonymous
2019-12-01 21:34:52
ID: 62540
Shopping this time of year just irritates me so much. All sorts of plastic crap that no one needs is everywhere with ads basically telling you to buy it all for your kids. And they play with it once and forget all about it by New Year's. I can't stand consumerism and I'm not participating this year. The kids in my life are getting scarves and hats that I'm knitting and not junky toys. They get enough crap from their other family members as it is; they don't need anything else.
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Posted by: anonymous
2019-11-30 00:43:20
ID: 62517
OK. Need some parent input on this one--DH and I are CF and were at my inlaws' house for Thanksgiving. My 10 yo nephew was playing with some toys on the floor and my DH sat on the couch and accidentally bumped one of the toys with his foot. Nephew freaks out and gets super pissed and starts pummeling DH with his fists and telling him he's "stupid" for wrecking his play scene or whatever. I told him you can't hit people when you're mad and he got all sulky. SIL just sat there and watched the whole thing. WTF? She said it was "just how he gets when he's mad". This is exactly the problem with letting kids with anger issues just act on them.
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Posted by: anonymous
2019-11-27 02:11:14
ID: 62503
In response to a confession. Asking out of curiosity and not judging you or your situation, but don't you have any friends or family you can stay with? Especially if you're not raising any kids together. He just sounds like such a loser, I can't imagine living with an alcoholic, estranged spouse for so long.
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