I am plagued by thoughts of dread for tomorrow.
The Boy needs $6 for an in-house field trip at his preschool.
[SIX DOLLARS and they aren't even going anywhere. What the fuckity fuck?!]
There is $1.20 in our checking account.
The Husband doesn't have enough gas in his car to get to work.
The storage facility that we are renting charged $600 on my debit card without.my.permission thus leaving us with one dollar and twenty cents.
[A credit was supposedly issued on Monday but according to my suckass bank it can take up to four, FOUR business days for that money to reappear. Yeah, try telling that one to my car insurance company who is waiting for my overdue premium payment.]
What's a parent to do?
Do we send him to school without the money knowing that he could watch as the rest of his class participate in the field trip while he is left behind?
Do we keep him home to avoid things altogether?
Do we beg the school to allow him to go to the field trip with the promise of an I.O.U.?
What if they say no?
This ride on the money merry-go-round is not fun.
I want to get off.
[Updated to add Hubby came through, as he always does. The Boy was able to participate in the ridiculously overpriced field trip which was an interactive story-teller. Whatever the cost, he had a blast. His imagination and love of reading fueled by the experience.]