BabyDaddie: I am sorry for being so late with gift card. I will have it for you on Monday. The month has been hard. Again, sorry.
BabyDaddie: Hey, I was thinking. Does Baby need anything...clothes...school supplies...etc? Please let me know if she needs anything. Thank you. Have a good evening. Again, I will get the gift card by Monday.
BabyDaddie: Is everything okay? Does she need anything?
Me: Everything is fine. You are welcome to get with her to buy some summer clothes.
BabyDaddie: Okay what would be a good time for you all? Again, I am sorry for the late gift card. I've run into a bit of major financial slump & I'm trying to cover my current bills that I am behind on. I will get that money to you Monday. Also, I'm going to give another $80 gift card Monday, borrowed to get this to you earlier for next month. Again, I am sorry.
Me: You can chat with her about it in person when you see her on Monday.
BabyDaddie: Are you okay with the two gift cards on Monday?
Me: I do not have a choice when it comes to when you are to give me the gift cards. Right? So, as soon as they are available is fine.
BabyDaddie: What would be better for you? I'm sorry I didn't ask this question. I just assumes it would be fine since we are meeting this Monday. I can get it sooner. I can borrow this portion as well & get to you today. Again, sorry for the trouble this has caused your family.
Me: Monday is fine.
BabyDaddie: Okay. I will have two for you. What is the best day for you to get this to make things easier for you? I will do whatever is possible to make this happen for you guys. Just let me know the best day of the month.
Me: Just pick a day of the month and stick with it.
BabyDaddie: Okay. We can do the second Friday of the month.
I truly sympathize with him having financial difficulties. However, by this point, everyone has made some cuts in their spending in order to survive. Perhaps it's time he sell some property & cut down on expenses. If he thinks it's bad now, wait until he gets the court notice, asking for a change in custody & child support.