I haven’t written too much about my ex-husband, but sometimes he still pisses me off. We have had the same deal since the divorce, he pays L’s school fees and I pay S’s. The first day of school when the kids bring home all of my homework…….is the day I fill it out and pay S’s fees….yep the second day of school is when my check is recorded.
The school now has a web site that you can go to and check on your child’s progress throughout the year. It shows test scores, homework points and the current grade in each class. As a parent this is a great feature, I personally love it. The policy in our school is if you don’t pay your book fees then your child does not receive his or her report card.
I remind my ex again the other night that he needs to pay it or L won’t get a report card. His response in the arrogant chuckle kind of way ” Ya so I can go online and look anytime I want!” My sons response “ya mom what’s the big deal?” WHOA! Really!!!!!!!!!!! I am trying very hard to raise my kid to not be an asshole and you’re not helping!
He has lived in his Mommy and Daddy’s basement for how many years? He just moved out into an apartment and then filed bankruptcy…..how does that happen? Wait I think I may know…..could it be the giant flat screen t.v.? Or all of the video game systems, maybe the I-phone, or the the new state of the art digital camera that you will never use? There is so much more but do you see my point? This was one of the reasons I divorced him. How do you explain to the utility company that you can’t pay your bill because some new video system will play a dvd so we had to have one of those and yes we already had a dvd player.
He drives a brand new car and I drive a miracle van, but I am the one who goes to the school events or picks the kids up when they are sick. I am the one who has to face these people, so I guess now I have to pay the stupid fee. It sucks to always be the responsible one. When we were married I was told all of the time I was no fun, when in reality I was being the grown up.
So here is what I say to all of the men out there who boast about never growing up and always being a kid inside. FINE! If this is how you choose to live I think you should live the part fully. If you claim to be Peter Pan start dressing the role…….wear the tights!!!