I got Bob from school today, his mother was adamant that she was making him packed lunches and we did not need to pay for school dinners like we did at the last school…
Apparently a peanut butter sandwich and a packet of pork scratchings is sufficient.
At Bob’s new school, his mother declared on Friday that she was of the opinion that we should be responsible for paying for his childcare. So she booked him into the before and after school club from when it opens at 07.30 and presumably when it closes at 18.00.
She doesn’t have a job at present and if she did have a job, the wages would be such that the government would pay for her childcare. If she had us paying for the childcare, she would be committing benefits fraud and also pocketing an extra €100 per week.
We advised that we’d gladly pay for after school clubs if he wants to go to them but if she wants someone to look after him when she doesn’t want him, she can pay for it herself or he can stay with us. She immediately cancelled the childcare.
When Bob’s mother and father were together, she had Bob in full time care from when Bob was months old. She didn’t work then either.
We’re waiting for a text to say he wants to go to this club on Monday, this one on Tuesday… And so on.
Place your bets.
Before we arranged for Bob to change schools, he was due to go on a School trip.
His mother called saying it was €25 and had to be paid in the very next day and she couldn’t pay for it. We wouldn’t be picking up Bob for another 3 days.
So his father (my husband) transferred it over to the mother immediately.
We’ve just found the form in his bag. It was never handed in. The trip was €14, not €25. And he was never going to go.
We got Bob a place at my Son’s school, His mother has been given a council house 10 minutes away.
They had the tour today. As soon as the paperwork was signed, she asked at length about the best pubs in the area.
Bob was with her.