anyway, i am NOT saying single parents have it easy.... i repeat, i am NOT saying single parents have it easy!!! parenting is hard, expensive work, single or partnered!!!! all i am saying is that if she agreed with OP she wanted a photo shoot as a gift (which was more expensive than a normal gift) than she should have had a little more consideration for OP when spending the money on something else, or atleast the decency to let her know that something important had come up and she wanted to use the money for that instead!
I think it's rude because you discussed it with her first and spent extra money on her. Ive had cash given to me for my bday, not for anything in particular and spent it on groceries then I feel sad wishing I'd bought myself something instead so I only ask for vouchers now. I wouldn't ask for it back it's already done now, but I really think she could have at least talked to you about it first.
Also maybe people should just comment on the OP and not turn this into an argument about single parents and how much money they get.
Yes I think what she did was rude (based on the limited details). But I guess I kind of also agree that once she had the money it was really up to her to do with it what she pleased. OP I would just take it as a lesson learnt.
OP I'm sorry I responded to a post about single mothers thinking it was yours but it wasn't, it was Truely (sic) Blessed. Apologies.
anyway, single parents win, they have it the hardest, will that end this ridiculous game of who has it toughest??!!! as you said, this thread was not about single versus partnered, but it seems nothing can be said about 'this' single mother without it becoming an argument!
The OP has 4 children and we do not know, nor should we assume, what kind of assistance she receives. For all we know she could be too broke to even have a car, she could drive a Merc but pay full fees.
Your situation is not relevant to hers, neither was mine when I was a single mum.
Alexander Beetle (28-06-2012)
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