“Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person’s character lies in their own hands.”~ Anne Frank
Things have been peaceful here for a couple of days now. She is working a temporary job today. She is laying sod making $9 an hour. She is going to need every penny she makes. We got her probation stuff taken care of and she is having to pay thru her nose. She has to pay for her court ordered drug rehab. She has to pay for her minimum of twice a month drug tests. She has to pay to see her probation officer. She has to pay her fine. These fees come to over $300 a month. In addition she is required to work a job and provide for her family. That is also court ordered. So let's see how does that work out? Say she gets a job for $6 an hour( that is high pay here in the fast food industry, one of the very few places that will hire someone with felony drug conviction) That is $240 a week providing she works full time, which is rare in any place now it seems. Taxes will take about $50 of that, leaving her with $190 a week, times 4 that is $760 a month, minus her fees of $363 a month, she has $397 to live on. Brook loses her medicaid because her mama is working. Brook has asthma. Her medicines cost between $75 and $400 a month. So what is a person to do? Luckily for my daughter she has us. What of the ones that do not have support? What happens to them? Why do they make it where the ones on probation are almost guareenteed to fail and become repeat offenders?