difficult child 1's doing his best to bug me from 1000 miles away.

Discussion in 'Parent Emeritus' started by Shari, Mar 19, 2008.

  1. Shari

    Shari IsItFridayYet?

    Nothing bad, just inability to figure out how to solve problems. I probably shouldn't even complain. lol It just been so quiet for a while...I've truly enjoyed it.

    Yesterday. he wanted to get a new cell phone since he destroyed his old one (literally - he beat it to pieces with a broom). He wanted AT&T. He couldn't find a store. I asked him if he asked local people .

    Yellow pages?

    AT&T's website and store locator?

    So walked him thru finding a store thru AT&T's website. There was one 5 blocks from him.

    Now its taxes. He paid in $300 in federal income tax. He thinks he gets it all back (has no idea how the tax system works - maybe he is getting it back, but I'm betting he's not getting it all). He has W-2's at our house, too, from his 2 odd jobs last summer. He told me he was having H&R Block do it so he could get a refund anticipation loan. I told him it was wasteful to spend $40 to prepare taxes and pay a fee for the loan, but that was fine, they'd do a good job, and I'd mail his W-2's. He called today and wants me to file them. Said fine, I can do it. Now he wants to know how he'll get the money if I file his taxes. So I changed my mind and told him he'd better do it so he can learn (thinking this is a no-win situation since he doesn't understand the system...) and he's already mailed his stuff to me.

    Oh boy. You'd think the boy didn't spend a day in his life watching me solve problems... (We bought him a REALLY nice dirt bike CHEAP that I helped him track down on the internet, for crying out loud..). Guess there's another difference between easy child's and difficult child's.

    And now he's buying a motorcycle. $5000. New. He knows he's being deployed in 6 months.

    That's my boy.
  2. Star*

    Star* call 911........call 911

    I give him 3 ATTA BOYS~! lol


    ps - you can do Tax Slayer on line - for free. You have to pay $9.99 for state but you can get the money direct deposited in about 8 days.

    Same for state - I paid HR block a ton and they messed up and it took me forever to straighten it out and no they didn't charge, but the time, gas and aggravation? Not worth it - so I started doing them myself www.taxslayer.com quick, easy, fast.
  3. KTMom91

    KTMom91 Well-Known Member

    I was almost afraid to read this...I imagine Miss KT in a similar situation in about a year. Good luck and lots of hugs to you!