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Today is the day

April 20th, 2008 at 07:10 am

My sister called and was upset because she did not have any money, she wasn't complaining to borrow but she was upset because she'll see my mom today and did not get her; well gave her any money for her birthday and she does not want to see her but she will and I know my mom she will definately ask for her entitled money. Anyhow we decided to go out for lunch and split her bill so for me that is a good thing, since the only money I have is to really pay for my tuition, which is almost $2k not including books. Plus I have to see the eye doctor ($225) plus get an oil change all in with in the next few weeks. So I am really pinching my pennies
Thinking back to my sister, it is sad because she never have any money, and I do mean litterly. She will not stop shopping and cut back on the hair appointments, which are tough for me as well but some times I just don't go.

5 Responses to “Today is the day”

  1. Aleta Says:

    Amber: It would be interesting if you would go to your Mom and sister and ask them for money because your tuition is up to see their reaction.

  2. veronak Says:

    lol, I thought about that

  3. Thrifty Ray Says:

    Amber, perhaps once moms b-day is over--you, her and your sis could sit down and discuss future celebrations. Perhaps instead of money or gifts, you could agree to bake a nice coffee cake and do coffee for each bday...or take turns cooking dinner for each others bday. As a mom, I would much rather my kids spend time with me than buy me anything...and I definately would not ask for or expect/enjoy money from them...they are working so hard to get their lives started themselves.

    I hope you guys come to something that feels good for all of you and it sounds like the best time to talk about it is right after your moms, since it seems to be the biggest issue with her. Good luck

  4. Aleta Says:

    Amber: I agree with Thrifty Ray. It may be a good time to sit down with them before any other birthdays or holidays come up. Maybe you can get them to understand your own concerns and that yes - people today are holding on to their money because of the economy situation.

    We had to do this a few years back when my husbands expanding extended family continued having these huge night before Xmas gift exchanges. We have just started having our own exchange within our own immediate family. I've totally stopped all of the birthday stuff with the older nieces and nephews. It's too much already.

  5. veronak Says:

    I am a little nervous about talking to my mom, I am just counting down the days to home ownerhip and then she won't have her hand out and as far as my sister as long as she owes me she won't ask.

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