Some of you have followed the saga of my two stepdaughters and my struggle to build a relationship with them. The latest issue had been them being up here all the time; not really visiting, not helping, just hanging out until I cooked and then leaving. Then last week DH mentioned that his eldest daughter had told him that her mom, that she and her sister are living with, didn't really buy any groceries. Her mom is able to eat three meals at work, free, so I guess she figured groceries in the house weren't a necessity. So, when we went grocery shopping I took $100 out of our grocery budget and bought groceries for the girls and the GS. DH and I had discussed it and ageed that had we just given them the money it would have been spent on cell phone minutes, cigarettes, gas money to run around, and McDonalds, not groceries. I bought nutritious foods, keeping the GS in mind. So sorry but I don't buy junk food. If the child asks for candy, hand him a piece of fruit instead. We gave SD #1 the groceries, plus two dozen fresh eggs. Do you know we haven't heard a word from either of the girls since? Surprise, surprise.