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Saturday, July 29, 2006

Blogathon 2006 Post # 32

I'm getting sleepy. Sleepy. My eyes are drooping. Yawn. Snore..... Oh, yes, I own you another post. Silly me!

I feel sad when.....

I can't get my children the things they want and sometimes need due to my financial situation. We live in a very tony 'burb in a very expensive city. My housing costs take up at least 3/4 of my disability check. There is VERY little left for specials, never mind the usual things that kids need. My kids would love their own Ipods, but that isn't going to happen. The Boy is dying for a 35 mm camera. He'd like a digital one, but he'd be happy with a film version. I look all the time on craigslist, but nobody seems to be selling them for a price I can afford, like free.

Both of my kids are in desperate need of new mattresses. The ones they sleep on were hand-me-downs from a friend. She's 44 years old and they were her beds as a child. Good beds, but they're ancient and horribly uncomfortable with springs sticking out.

The boy needs all new clothing for fall, including a coat. He refuses to stop growing, the lout. Since he hasn't even begun the growth spurt and he's already 5'7, I think we're going to be buying new clothes every few months. I can't even begin to figure out where that money is coming from.

I hate depriving my kids of stuff they need. I don't mind that much about the 'extras', but it hurts me terribly to see them not get what they need because I just can't do it financially.

What makes you sad?


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