Christine - posted on 02/07/2012 ( 18 moms have responded )
Today my teenager asked if she could go malling. I said no, money's very tight right now. Then she asked me what I spend the child support money on, it is after all money for her (she wasn't disrespectful, there was no yelling or accusing or anything like that and I'm pretty sure she asked her dad for some extra money and he said that she should ask me this question). I have nothing to hide, I mean, I spend child support money on things like rent, food, cable, computer, sports, the dog, the car, the gym membership blah blah blah. I'm not quite sure how I feel about this. Has this happened to anyone else? How'd you handle it? Is there a drawback to giving her an accounting of where it goes?