Amanda - posted on 11/26/2010 ( 14 moms have responded )
Hey I'm 24 and have 4 children! They all 4 see their fathers on a regular basis and I receive child support for each of them as well. My fiance and I have a little bit of extra money left over each month, but it usually doesn't last long after bills are paid because the kids usually need something! So they all 4 have new winter coats, hats and scraves. My fiance has his winter coat his mom bought him last year. Me on the other hand, I don't have a coat. I have 2 jackets that I've been wearing and scarves as well, but living in Iowa the temps get pretty dang cold and winter is quickly approaching!! I asked my mom to buy me a winter coat and told her and my step dad I didn't have one. They told me I was being selfish for not wanting something that would benefit my kids!!!!!!!!!! I asked my dad and told him why I didn't have, and that's because we don't really have 75$ to buy me one, and he said that I must be crazy because he's not spending a dime more than 50$ on me for Christmas and I told him that's fine I'll find one for that price and he said we'll see. I just want to know how the hell am I being selfish when I make sure the kids have what they need before I do?! And a coat is kind of a big deal since if I were to get sick, I'd miss work. Which in return is income!! My fiance keeps telling me to pick out one and get it, but I can't seem to do it because I'm afraid we'll end up needing the money for the kids! So am I wrong for wanting a coat?