It has been such a morning so far and I hope the day settles down from here. I had to do laundry from the moment I woke up and apparently that took too much time because I missed seeing Tayler’s bus go by. In our defense, it was about 10 minutes early so I shouldn’t have had to be watching that early, but she did miss the bus. Another friend of her’s missed it too so she ran up there and they didn’t answer the door. I called my dad but he was already gone to work. Finally, I called my mom and she agreed to watch the dc kid until I got back from taking Tayler to school. So, I got the kids off to school, brought the dc kid up the street, put Johnny in the car and brought Tayler to school. She ended up getting there about 9:40am so she did miss two classes but at least she is there for the rest of the day. Well, I just got a call and the note wasn’t good enough so I have to send another or she will have an unexcused absence and have to serve a Saturday detention. Nice. Oh, and apparently the school has no idea she is there. How is that possible?
Now, I am just trying to settle down and get some laundry finished so I can rest tonight. I need to desperately. I am aching everywhere (and I mean everywhere). I gave Mike an earful this morning about his lack of picking up after himself and told him he needs to help more. I am at the end of my rope here and he needs to, at the very least, pick up after himself and make the kids do the same. I can deal with me and Johnny but cleaning up after 4 additional people is just too much.
I did treat myself to a decaf iced caramel machiato this morning though so I am a happy momma right now. 🙂
I have off tomorrow. Tomorrow is also the kids last day of school before cycle break. I told their grandparents that I would bring them over tomorrow night and then their mom can pick them up over there on Friday for her visit. I have to go to parent teacher conferences tomorrow night before I bring them over there. This is homecoming week for Tayler’s school. She has a parade tonight, the football game Friday and the dance on Saturday. I still have to come up with money for the flower for her boyfriend. These have been an expensive couple weeks! I gave Tayler over half of the monthly child support her mom gave by the end of this week. Granted, that is only $100, but still.
Speaking of child support, we desperately need to take her back to court. We found out that she got a new job (same place) and is making even more money. She is still only giving the $100 a month for three kids which is just ridiculous. Problem is that we don’t have the money to take her back to court. It is kind of a vicious circle… we don’t have the money to go to court because she doesn’t pay enough, she doesn’t pay enough because we can’t take her back to court. ugh The minimum we have found would be $1500 for a retainer. We can’t do that. 🙁 I just find it a shame that she is so selfish that she is making even more money and is choosing to keep that for herself instead of letting her kids benefit from it. She makes more money than Mike does and they are a two income family. It is just sad.
Well, I am off to find something to eat. I am starving.