would you say this is too much already..
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|Tue, 07-05-2005 - 11:00pm|
we just got an email about a gift for dh s mother. they want to buy it and give it to her where we are going for vacation.we will be told the cost we have to pay, when we get there.
now we are far ....FAR from being financially sound.lets say his ex and my ex and years of court battles,child support, my sons accident (me haveing to stay home),and loosing our house.we are a strapped one income family.
his moms b-day, his sis in laws,and probably a gift for sis in laws anniversary.we have bought for the sil and mom already(we were warned a week ago to buy for them)
now we have enough for the trip, if dh work steady till then.we are tenting it because gass is too expensive.
now it may not seem like much but we also have three b-days this month too.
now nobody ever wishes me a bday, much less a card.we never got even one card at our wedding.three cards when our son almost died.there are 11 brothers and sisters.
now for moms gifts or dads or anniversaries or xmas the always ask for at least $100 a family, and extra 10 per kid and spouse, ect. you get the picture.that would be an extra $90 we are expected to cover.
we already bought gifts and i told them that.last time they told us too bad here is your portion.
we just cant do it anymore.dh wants to see who all is going now.if certain ones are going, we might not.some of them bring nothing and mooch all week.they will even go into your stuff and help themselves.this will be way too stressful.if the few we heard of before are just going, then fine.the kids and i dont need to be treated like crap, like some of them will.
8 days to go and we dont know what we are doing now.