LIFE HAS BEEN GOOD!!! BANK OF SM IS CLOSED
So it has been about a month and due to the weather we he not been able to visit SS and have not heard from the demon SD. DH seems to be happier too. I know that may sound mean but the break from them has been completely needed and appreciated. Last month was both of their birthdays so DH and I had a talk it went like this.
DH: It is SS and SD birthday
DH: Well I was thinking about what we could get them this year
To fill you in in the past years I spoiled the hell out of these kids. DH does not have the money to buy them extra gifts so I stepped in and spent a ton on them. Back to the conversation
Me: Well you are laid off right now so you can't afford to get them anything
DH: Well I was just thinking something small
Me: So you think I should by them stuff after the way they treat me? No they get nothing until they learn to respect me. They don't have to like me but they do have to respect me.
DH: Fine Then we should buy your nieces and nephews anything either
Me: No I will buy for my family what I want to and when you get a new job you can buy extras for your kids.
This was a hard decision for me to make but I know it was the right one. I am not going above and beyond when they treat me like shit.
Then SS calls from lock up to talk to me. I know it is to talk to me because he waits until DH would be asleep and calls my phone. During the call he says this:
SS: I need new headphones
SS: Can you guys pick me up a pair
Me: No your dad and mom pay support. You get an allowance for working and good behavior use that for headphones
SS: "Sad voice" He says Oh ok
Bank Of SM Closed