We are very open to the kids about our money and how spend it. Because there are some weeks money is so very tight that we can't afford to go to the store. Or like the last few weeks we can't afford gas to get them to school. They have been OK. We all cheer every time the van amount gets lower and we cheer every time the house expansion money grows. We try and talk to them about how you don't NEED every Lego set. You NEED a bed and food on the table. When we are at a store and they are begging MOM, I ask if it's a NEED or a WANT? It's a WANT and it has to stay at the store. Hey it's hard on mommy. I often put things back myself. When I get a few steps and realize I don't need this.
So back to my parents. I have no idea what they plan on doing. Do they have a plan? Has this hit them? Do they realize they have lost everything? I worry about my fathers health as this is a lot of stress. I worry I will have to go and get power of attorney. It's honestly the last thing I want to do. I worry about the mess they are sitting in. I more worry they expect to camp out in my driveway! But with their credit they can't rent.
But I"m praying the talk when they are ready will go well. I don't mind doing their budget and telling my mother NO. What I do mind is them living in my driveway.
Sadly this isn't everything going on in my life. One would assume this is enough, but it's not. I have so many little things going on as well. But I will stop here. If you see me out in public and my head is spinning you now know why. If you don't see me in public it's because I could not get out of bed that day and face the day.