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September 24th, 2012, 11:56 AM
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So I usually don't have much drama around bm this time of year because we don't see dsd. But I thought I'd post this funny.

So when dsd was 7, bm called dh freaking out that dsd needed braces because her grownup teeth were coming in crooked. Well, dh told her to wait on it a bit as often teeth come in crooked & then straighten out - his did.

Nothing's been said for the last 6 year. Until last week, when bm called dh about the insurance. He didn't get all the details but finally mentioned last night that it was dental insurance & he thinks she's looking into getting braces for dsd.

Well the funny thing is that dsd & I had a conversation about braces this summer. Her teeth aren't really bad but could use a little straightening. After the stuff bm pulled with dh when she had her stroke, I felt the need to tell dsd that we wanted her to be with us, etc. I also told her (as I always do) that she is welcome to come & live with us anytime. I don't put any pressure on her or anything just let her know it's always an option & she's always welcome (since bm has always told her that she isn't).

Anyhoo, I was teasing dsd about how life would be if she did come to live with us. Like she would lose having her own room - she & dd would have to share because we only have 3 bedrooms & 3 kids. But then I started listing the things she would gain. At 1st I could only think of dd's dance studio. Dsd dances too & from what I hear is really good (sad I've never seen her dance). She lives in the middle of nowhere & she takes lessons from a 23 year old in a gym. DD's dance studio has been run by the same woman for 35 years & is very successful (and not like Dance Moms ) Her daughter who teaches there now was a Rockette & her son was a dancer for Reba McIntire.

Anyway, somewhere during the visit, dsd mentioned something about needing braces & I said "Now I have 2 things, dancing & braces"

So so she must have told bm that I said I'd get her braces and now bm can't be outdown . At least dsd gets braces now!

Can't wait to see if she gets her a cellphone too. Because I said I'd get dsd one for her birthday/Christmas present. (I just got a job for a cellphone company & get a good deal on monthly service).
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September 24th, 2012, 12:47 PM
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Oh yeah, definitely can't be outdone. W&C's mom doesn't even own a cell phone (well, at least not one with active service) and she had the nerve to complain that we didn't pay for an unlimited cell phone plan for them.
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September 24th, 2012, 01:23 PM
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LOL.
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September 24th, 2012, 03:10 PM
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Nice competition! lol. Glad she is willing to pay for the braces now!

One of the million times my step kids bm moved she told them if they came to live with her they would each have their own bedroom with brand new furniture (ss shares a room with my ds) and that they would have their own game room because the house she was moving to had 2 family room spaces and she could get bean bag chairs and stuff, and that they could join sports by her house just like they did by us.

Of course the house lasted a matter of months and they never even went to visit(before BM got evicted) and all the new stuff she got for her new place came with creditors calling here and everywhere else looking for her because she never made her payments! lol
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September 24th, 2012, 03:42 PM
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Oh geeze.

I'm glad that dsd is getting braces out of it, anyway!
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September 24th, 2012, 08:55 PM
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Oh the I can one up you game. SO love that one. At least she'd getting braces out of the game.

When we told the kids we were going to Disney, all of a sudden BM said she was going to take her too. Well, our Disney trip came and went and BM still has yet to come through on that one. She also promised to take her to Jamaica but turned around and said she wouldn't let us take her to Puerto Rico. Her logic was that it wasn't safe since the towns were "poor" and I have family there so she knew we would leave the resort area.

I informed DSD to let BM know that my family didn't come from the "poor" towns and not all of my country was a freaking shanti town like she was trying to make it seem. That, in fact, every single one of my family members outright owned their houses and property, along with others that they used as rental income. We also threw the if bm wouldn't allow us to take her to PR, then we weren't going to sign off on the required paperwork to legally take her to Jamaica. That pretty much shut bm up. Oh and the Jamaica trip has yet to happen as well.
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September 25th, 2012, 07:51 AM
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Yeah I'm glad dsd is getting braces but she better not send us a bill unless dh agrees to pay some of it. The only reason I could afford dsd braces is that if she lived with us, we wouldn't have to pay child support.
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