We absolutely have NO food in the house. My child support check is almost two weeks late. I don't get my first paycheck from work till next Monday. I have already borrowed a couple of hundred dollars from my mom. She won't give me any more money. I asked the kids' dad if he could lend me some money until I get the child support check. He said no. Told me he was broke too. I told him I have absolutely NO money and no food and I have nothing to make the kids for dinner tonight. He still said no. I don't buy his being broke story. He makes WAY more money than I do, and I make a pretty decent living. He just doesn't want to give me any more than what he is paying in child support. I called child support this morning to see if they even have record of a payment being made this month. They said no they haven't received anything at all for almost a month. Meaning ex's boss hasn't sent them the payment like they are court ordered to do. Legally child support cannot demand payment until it's been at least thirty days since the last payment. So far it's been 27 days. I am not going to be seeing any money for at least five days. My only option at this point is to stop by our church and get a food box. We will be living off canned goods and top ramen for awhile. At least at lunch they get free at school. Still, they are going to be so mad at me when they find out I can't buy food. Damn my ex for letting his kids go hungry. I'm so mad I could spit! Wish me luck with difficult children tonight. I'm sure major tantrums will ensue when they find out there's no food except top ramen and canned peaches. Ugh.