Toxic Troll says "you can claim Munchkin this year..." and then...
She texted "I want half of child tax credit and I know its $3,000"
Then...wait for it ..."thank you and cLove for helping Munchkin with her school, Ive just been SO busy with my ISSUES and with Feral Forger, I havent had much time"...
Yeah. Your not welcome.
I had a strange reaction to all this. The same thoughts go running through my mind like squirrels jacked up on too much caffiene and sugar. One thing is that all I ever wanted was displays of some type of positive appreciation. And here I am sort of mad that munchkin mentioned me at all. We had an understanding, that anything and everything would be twisted and used against me and dh somehow.
And then a new emotion crept up on me from behind. The negative reaction based on an interpretation going something like: "thank you for being a parent because you arent typically much of a parent and if it werent for you not being a good parent I wouldnt be having issues with feral forger..." or another variant interpretation that goes something like "ok, so now she is encroaching on my space...and not only do I have to deal with cranky teen who pushes back when I ask her to get homework done the day before due, now I have to deal with Toxic Troll who will be trying to interject and will try to be mother of the year by gving dispays of trying to 'help' her cccchhhhhiiiilllllldddddd and eff things up."
The other thing was "Dh doesnt owe you AYTHING biotch, just because you gave birth you are not entitled to his money". I made sure to take out extra $$$ for taxes so we wouldnt owe and we could not HAVE to claim kiddo. Claiming munchkin will OF COURSE be advantageous, and give more on our return so it would be the SMART thing. But stubborn me wants nothing to do with claiming kiddo and creating the expectation that DH will OWE anything to the troll.
He has not responded to her text at all, and will certainly not agree to anything. We discussed that she will fill out the form this Wednesday, at pickup, and then decide what to do as we are still getting our documents together.
Oh yea, and she asked DH to ask me to do Feral Forgers taxes. Happy freaking Monday (this was all last night)