Tuesday, March 24, 2009


We're confirmed on the respite. The young man is coming here.

Sadly I checked with everyone except Gary before I said yes. They are both signed up with the same job coaching organization. Gary doesn't like him.

I declined to call back and say he couldn't come. I may regret this respite, but it is just three days. What's the worse that could happen?

Don't answer that.


  1. Good or bad, it will be great blog fodder!

  2. It's nice that you try to check with everyone before doing respite, but really, you shouldn't feel like you have to ask the children's permission.

    Have a fun three days. Blog often. :)

  3. I'm stuck in a horrible place where every comment I think of is in two parts: 1) respite is baaaaad don't you know that if your kid is difficult to deal with you have to really believe (come on Tinkerbell, live!) that he isn't difficult because if you do he will pick up on it and that will make him feel bad about being difficult which is the worst thing in the world! Damage! Damage! Irreparable Damage! and 2) you could fix everything that's "wrong" with your kid with a half gallon of mint chip.

    Sorry, it really hurt to see Torina fall into that troll's trap. The only way to deal with people like that is a pile on of viciously merry mockery.

    Do you foresee any actual confrontations? Do you think Gary will have enough self-possession to be civil, or is it more a worry about the other kid's behavior? Why doesn't Gary like him?

  4. Gary doesn't like a lot of people...especially boys. I haven't figured out exactly what is going on there.

    Gary says the kid doesn't like it because he (Gary) is too nice to him (the other kid). I think he will be civil and complain to me.

  5. Has anybody gotten through to OnceLost? She's talking about suicide, needs some love.

  6. Yes, I agree that you should stock up on mint chip ice cream! Good luck!


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