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11/3/10 8:42 A

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I am so lucky in many ways, I don't have to deal with that, my girls dad is pretty much a dead beat so he is never there. But I do understand having to always be the heavy.

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11/2/10 11:01 P

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I understand completely. He gets them 4 days a month and always goes someplace fun. But when it comes to any type of support financially he "just doesn't have it" It is very frustrating some days.

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10/26/10 11:26 A

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I can sooooo relate. I just told my daughters' father this morning that i'm tired of being mean mommy and he is play,do whatever i want daddy. I told him it has to stop and we both have to be on the same page with discipline.So i can onlt wait and see what happens.

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10/18/10 11:45 P

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The older they get the more they will come to understand the situation, and one day will truly appreciate all you have done for them.
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10/13/10 7:20 P

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I had a step daughter for awhile (several years back). I was the "heavy" and her dad was like what you're describing. Her mother told me that the child said she really appreciated me. So, yeah...I'd have to say they will see how you are there for them 24/7 in all the IMPORTANT ways. Hang in there.

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10/13/10 2:49 P

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Have mine most of the time and am stuck in that same situation often(school, late homework nights, sports, disciplinarian, cloths buying, etc.). All we can do is what we know is best for the kids. They may see all the cool things from the other side right now, but most likely will appreciate what you have done when they look back as young adults. At least that's what I keep saying.

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10/13/10 1:45 P

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Do y'all know what I mean? He has them only 8 days a month and takes them out to eat or away for the only weekend that he has them. I get the phone calls from school and the invoices for summer camp and band fees. I have to enforce the No TV days and grounding rules since we can't beat our teenagers. I have to take away the Iphone, GameBoys and WII's so that they won't be reconnected and I get to disconnect the modem so the kids won't surf the internet during study time....

"HE" floats in with presents, takes them out for ice cream, screws up my well coordinated car pool for band, lets everyone stay up late and never has them complete their homework.

Does anyone have any low fat cheese for this "whine"

:)
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