Heather - posted on 03/11/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )
So we all know that it's tax season and you can't turn on the TV without hearing about the recession and how everyone is loosing their jobs. I am grateful to have my job and that we are fairly "stable" with our finances. So, long story short, with the divorce papers between my husband and the ex is says that he claims the boy and she claims the girl each year when we file taxes. It hasn't been a problem for the last 5 years. BM calls the other day and asks my DH if she could claim both kids this year on her taxes (she is remarried too and they both work) and goes into this sob story about how they don't have any money and they are behind on bills and blah, blah, blah. He said that he would call me and talk to me about it and then he would let her know. Apparently when he said my name, she went balistic. She started cussing and screaming at him and wanting to know why it was any of my business and what in the hell did it have to do with her kids and that I had no reason getting into her f-ing business, etc. He told her that he needed to talk to me because it involved me and it was our money (mine and his) and that he would get back to her. When he asked me about it, I told him that I didn't think that it was a good idea because if we did it this one time then she would want to probably do it again but that I was leaving the decision totally up to him. He decided that he was going to tell her no. So he calls her and she is still pissy about it and just told him to F-off, to just drop it and that she would just suffer through it. Two days later the SKs come out to the house and they both have NEW CELL PHONES!!!!! I just casually brought up the new phones to the kids and they said that their mom had bought them and that they had also gotten new furniture, new clothes and some other stuff. So here's the question....if she is so hurting for money then why get the new phones (when there was nothing wrong with their old ones), take them out to eat every night (I don't think that she knows their apartment has a kitchen) and just be an all around bitch? OH!! And she asked if we could write her a check for half of what she paid for the new clothes. I told the DH that I wanted to see a receipt and to this day have not been given one. UGH! The whole situation is just frustrating. Thanks for letting me vent. STEP-MOMS UNITE!