...because of her father again. It was bad enough when he cashed in the policy that was supposed to pay for her college, giving him about $7,000 and leaving me and Hubby to pay for everything. It was bad enough when he continually "got sick", and couldn't drive an hour to spend time with her, and couldn't even be bothered to return her phone calls. Wednesday he told her Thursday afternoon was the only day he could come up, so she needed to skip the camp she's helping at. I hit the ceiling...he doesn't work, he doesn't go to school, he needs to work around her schedule, not the other way around. She called him back, told him no. He came up today instead. He promised her a laptop for her graduation present. I reminded her gently not to get too excited, but she did anyway. She thought she was getting it today. Nope. The list of excuses reads: He has to get the money from Grandma first, and he hasn't talked to Grandma yet. The one she likes isn't a good one. That one has a short battery life. It costs too much. A used one would be cheaper. Then he yells at her for not wanting a used one. It's not the money, it's the control...Grandma's got it to burn. The yelling is how he gets out of things...upset the person, then it's THEIR fault for getting so upset that he wasn't able to do ABC for them. She started crying, he brought her home. I absolutely hate the way he treats her. He's acted this way towards her ever since we seperated, like he's punishing her for being my daughter. Then she puts him up on this pedestal, and treats Hubby, who's done everything for her since she was 9, like dog poop...I wish I could just punch that idiot for being this way towards my kid. The only bright spot is that she seems (finally) almost ready to stop taking his garbage. Thank goodness.