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2 hours I'll never get back

Well, my sinus infection has screwed up my sense of time, because I thought today was the 18th, not the 19th. (I'm not even going to start on how I still have holiday decorations lying around and hardly any presents bought - I'm pulling the atheist card on that.) I weirdly had a summons to court for child support (um, new folks: I have an ex. He has never paid child support. It's been years. Eh.) I raced to the court, and laughed when I got there, because RIGHT! Gov't offices. That meant at least an hour wait.

And let me tell you, there is no place on earth more depressing than a child support field office. (Thank DNA/Big Bang/God of your choice that I am financially secure.) So awful. And I feel like a jackass in clothes that are nice with a nice purse and my iPhone and...well. Some dad swanned in ready to be every lady's BFF and chatted them all up and admired their crying babies and had a portable filing cabinet on the birth mother/his significant other maybe? (reading between the lines?) and I wanted to tell him that those offices are just like the elevator: be quiet and watch the numbers.

(Oh, and it was a hilarious episode of Keystone Cops because they didn't have all of the papers, and they don't have jurisdiction, nor do they have his confirmed address and HAHAHA, it's been years, why would I think they would have this down? At least I don't need the money. My kids deserve the money, but we don't need it.)

ION, I am continually blown away by the amazing response I'm getting for this story I'm posting. I mean... a few weeks ago I was ready to delete the whole thing, just sure it was crap. (Thank you, flaming_muse again for talking me out of it, and beating my story up until it became something better.) I just...I've been writing fanfic for YEARS and never had this kind of reaction. HAPPY CHRISMUHKWANZUKAH TO ME!

IOON, I am sick of chicken noodle soup, but I have no energy to go to the end of the block for Tom Kha. [/my life is the hardest] [/suck it, legless orphans that are also blind]

I WOULD LIKE TO BE ENTERTAINED. And fed fudge. And biscuits. How about it, Science?


Dec. 19th, 2011 07:23 pm (UTC)
I feel your pain. I went thru the child support system until my son was 18. His father was an alcoholic wife beater who we left when my son was 18 months old. I won every hearing but never got any money. When my son was young I really needed it. I had a minimum wage job. I put myself thru nursing school working 2 jobs and raising a kid and will never be dependent on someone else again. In fact my husband now is disabled and totally dependent on my. Going thru the court system sucks. I am glad that's behind me and I pulled myself up by my own bootstraps, but boy, it totally sucked for several years. And we are celebrating a new holiday this year...Crissmas and Chrismas (for Darren and Chris) Or KLAINEmas if you prefer. Cheers to you and hope your sinuses are better soon!
Dec. 19th, 2011 08:07 pm (UTC)
I'd given up on ever getting any money from him - his family is wealthy and hides him, so... And I have nothing but admiration for you doing it on your own. It SUCKS being a working mom by yourself with little ones, but damn, does it feel good to look back on that hard work and know YOU did it on your own.

And THANK YOU - hot tea is totally my BFF today.


Are You Actually

Reading this? I'm just curious. Because that's really detail-oriented of you. Feel free to stop reading. But you can see that there's more here, so are you going to keep reading? Really? That's pretty dedicated. I'm impressed. No, really. I'm not being sarcastic, why do you get like that? See, this is the problem I have with your mother - yes. YES. I'm going there. It's time we put all of our cards on the table.

I love you, why are you doing this? After all we've been through? You don't have to be like this. You know, still reading. You could be baking a pie. And then sharing it with me.

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