Dear M1

I am writing to you because lately, you avoid me like the plague. You refuse to talk to me except to ask me to do things for you. You refuse to come home for any length of time and when you do you avoid me as if I am the problem. I hate to break... Continue Reading →

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Why, just why?

Today M1 decided after being away from the house for a week and a half that I should allow her friend to move in with her into my home. When I tried to explain the stupidity behind letting a stranger move in with us, she went from almost pleasant to psychotic in just a few... Continue Reading →

One Year Anniversary

OK a year ago today we had N to our house for the first full week of time with us. She helped me make the Thanksgiving dinner and was generally compliant with directions and requests. We did not get to bring her back on time due to lake effect snow at Hillside, so the week... Continue Reading →

Attempted Vacation

I just got back from Florida. Yep you read that right. M2, N and I all went to Florida to escape the insanity of our lives in upstate NY. The trip was planned several months ago but the drama M1 made for us prior to leaving was a motivating factor to get out the door.... Continue Reading →

Mommy Tell Me the Truth

I was cornered in the house the other day by M2 and N.  Both looked at me very expectantly and asked me the question I knew at some point I would have to answer anyway. "Mommy is there a Santa Claus?" Now most parents I know field this question when the kids are 6 or... Continue Reading →

My Place in this Mess

I realize that my role in M1's life is emotional whipping post. Tonight after several extremely rude messages from her and cruel expletives I called her on the phone to talk to her about her clear issue with me at this point. She told me I am the only abusive relationship she has in her... Continue Reading →

The Never Ending Demands

So I am on the crap list again for M1 and I am trying not to make it obvious I just don't care. Last week she demanded a TV in her room and then a notebook computer so she could watch "her shows" When reminded she is home three hours a day by herself which... Continue Reading →

Trunk or Treat

Nope not a typo, its how in my small town we do Trick or Treating as there is one main highway and no sidewalks. Here are the photos. We all pull into the church parking lot. Decorate our trunks and the kids go from parked car to parked car without concern of getting hit by... Continue Reading →

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