and you won't believe the weird call I get yesterday near 5:00 (THINKING TO MYSELF ON THE COMMUTE HOME - MY LIFE IS A NEVER ENDING BLACK HOLE) Dude's caseworker calls. I reamed him. Apparently there was a meeting Monday at the fosters. I took off work, drove across town, picked up husband and we were on time. No one was there for the meeting. Foster Mom amidst 20 screaming children tells me it was cancelled. Oh thanks anyone for the call. And the wasted time off work that I can't afford, and the gas. ARGH. The meeting was rescheduled for Tues - at 12:00 - DF got a call at 4:30 PM telling him they were SORRY they forgot to call us about cancelling. They forgot to call us for the meeting. Then said the caseworker said he was too busy on Monday to go. (he works 2 minutes down the road from the 2nd meeting place) argh again. The meeting was ABOUT (get this) SHOULD caseworkers office keep Dude on for services after he's 18? Dude being in a bad mood said NO, I'm moving to FL. #*$(# this. GREAT. 18 in 6.2 weeks and already a genius. If he looses services - there is NO foster home. ARGH third time. But see - Dude is in a bad mood and doesn't care, he was told by cw that there would be a SSI check for him in 30 days - for about 600 - WHAT??? BS. NO ONE helped this kid figure out the paperwork - and It's hard. I don't even know that I can fill it all out again - I did it once 3 years ago for Dude - cw "lost" it. Worthless.....really. Then the converstaion gets around to what he REALLY called about. (please sit down if you aren't) Dude asked HIM to ask ME if I would pay the $209 due in July 7th to keep him out of jail. I said NOTHING. I was FLOORED. Then I told CW that we had offered for Dude AFTER GIVING HIM BEACH MONEY _ AND AFTER HE LIED ABOUT HAVING ANY MONEY FOR PROBATION - that if he wanted to work off some money - we needed help. He told cw that he didn't WANT to come to our house and do work, in the dirt. He never gets paid enough. WHAT THE #)_#) BLUE"#)$(#)( IFREAKING@#_@() WHO gave that child over $800 to catch up his fines and get him out of hot water for the 1st crime? WHO went to Greenville, put up their house and land to bond him out of jail for the other thing he allegedly did? AND HE NEVER GETS PAID ENOUGH? AND DF IS DISABLED???? AND I WORK A LOT. A LOT A LOT......and make ends meet. AND I TOOK CARE OF THE PUPPYS NEEDS, vet bill, toys, food, medications. IS THIS KID FOR REAL??????? DF said - Okay I can't type that here. BUT .........HONEST TO PETE!!!!!! You think YOUR kid has a sense of entitlement????? WOW - TALK ABOUT YOUR BORDERLINE TRAITS........ WOW.... WOW And no - I'm not bailing him out - he got back from the beach last FRIDAY and has NEVER called to say "Do you have anything I can make a buck doing?" Had he even done that? We would have helped him out.....then the fosters tell us he can earn money around there - but he's lazy. UM----OKAY WHERE IS THE THERAPEUTIC in THAT? TFP my behind. I'm not happy - and DF is off his nut and called the cw and said "Call me tomorrow, I'd like to give you a piece of MY mind." Bother - I'm going home and go to bed - again. OH and DF said if Dude says to come get Pootie - she STAYS. Argh for the 9th time. If you made it this far........thanks for listening. I'm sure this kid thinks I'm going to cave and give him money at the last minute. - I AM NOT.