Blowing up balloons
So, I did something that everyone told me "nooooooo dont dooooooo iiiiiiiitttttttttttt!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
I did Feral Forger SD21's tax return. Friends, I know. Please Aniki bonk me over the head or something.
She was very appreciative, but not apprecative enough to want to pay me or get me something nice. Noooooooooopppppppeeeee.
But Im starting at the end of things.
So, as you might know from my previous blog Toxic Troll texted DH that we could claim Munchkin SD14 this year, and she "would appreciate her half of the child tax credit which she knows is $3,000..." and then she texted "oh and can you please ask cLove if she could do Feral Forgers tax return?"
So, I texted FF and thought "oh she will blow it off, or forget, or whatever..." well sure enough, a chance to earn money without working for it, and FF is all over it. She sent me everything on my list and lots of thank yous and awesomes.
I did the tax return for free on turbo tax. And then offered to do 2018 and 2019. What a curflufflehead.
Guess how much she earned on record last year? A little over 2k. She said most of her earnings were "under the table". So, I plugged everything in and she hadnt gotten any stimulus money so I clicked THAT button.
Guess how much I got her? Almost 2k. I sent her screen shot of the screen showing her return money. Then she was VERY appreciative. I texted "hey Im very glad that you are happy, and a wonderful thank you would be for you to buy your sister Munchkin SD14 something nice". She texted back that she would.
I texted Munchkin to let her know she needs to pick something out for her sister to buy her.
Guess what Munchkin texted back? That Feral Forger was gushing to Toxic Troll about her tax return money and all the nice things she was going to buy HER. Toxic Troll is always benefitting from my efforts somehow, which really sucks!!!!! DH told me that I should just be happy in the thought that I "did something good for someone". So of course he is happy. The he said the unforgivable "at least shes sort of paying Toxic Troll back for supporting her and living there". To which I responded "Toxic Troll supporting her is not my effing problem, its HER problem."
I called my mom, because she always has a way of talking me off the ledge and talking sense into me, while Im in the fog of anger. Her words of wisdom: "Sweety, just be happy in the knowledge that you did something good in the world." Eff that mom. Then "cLove honey, NO ONe is going to throw a parade in your honor for doing the good things. You have to throw that parade yourself, for yourself. Blow up those balloons yourself, pat yourself on the back..."
Ergh. So the good news ( WAIT! There's good news?) Claiming kiddo is only $2,000 tax credit. And yet it almost doubles our return $. And thats without all the extras like mortgage insurance, and all that. Also, I told Munchkin that I am going to teach her how to prepare tax returns and give her all the account info for her sister and SHE can do it for her sister and take me out of that equation. And she said back "haha ok". Gotta love Munchkin.