Ohhhh Whoopie... Both Skids need braces
and guess who will be footing the bill in our house...you guessed it Moi! DH and BM will have to pay 50% each of the bill. Right now DH is making squat financially at his job, and already has accumulated thousands of dollars of lawyer bills fighting BM over this placement schedule. I had to return back to work about two months ago, and don't really relish in the idea of having my entire paycheck now going to pay for the skids braces.
I suppose I could put my foot down and tell DH that its not coming out of my paycheck, but lets be honest....I would have to pitch in that extra amount towards something else that he can't pay anymore ie...lawyer bills because he's paying for braces. I dunno what's worse...paying for his lawyer...or paying for the skids braces.
The thing is I'm just too damned financially responsible. If I sit back and "make him be responsible"... all that will happen is he won't pitch in for the credit cards, or the car payment etc. I can't let my financial health go down the tubes..so I just end up kicking in my money. Every penny goes to pay for bills. Any extra goes to pay off our debt (read...his debt really). I would love to put some away for BD's account or for retirement. But you know...its always something. After the braces it will be something else, because it always is SOMETHING. Legal bills, medical bills, shiny new things he buys that he can't afford....it's all for him and HIS kids. (okay I know I'm sounding bitter....so I'll just stop now.)