The Players:

Darling: The brave hero, love of my life
Crunchy: The crazy drama queen, hippie crunchy, fiber-freak
Formerly-known-as-Teenaged-Cave-Dweller: The now happily married wayward teen daughter, currently without a part but for an occasional guest appearance-again.
Australian beast-in-law: the transplant from Australia who swept the Cave Dweller off her feet
SNG(AKA Science Nerd Girl): the 19 year old sanity creator, Mom's all helper, now part time college geek
Pickle: The 17 old sensory seeking/avoiding mother hen
Tink: The 15 year old auto-immune compromised fairy nut
Cactus Jack: The 13 year old drama king
Don Juan: The 12 year old ladies man
Duck: The 9 year old cutie patootie
Doodlebop: The 7 old independent sass box
Sugar Man: The 5 year old sweetie flirt monster
Frodo: the 5 old chunky grandson
Sassbox: the 4 year old firecracker baby
Biscuit Smidge: the 4 month old shrieky dragon granddaughter

Monday, December 6, 2010

A family survey

Scenario one:
Single man, workaholic, alcoholic, physically/emotionally/spiritually abusive. Tells inappropriate jokes, watches pornographic movies, reads pornographic magazines and leaves them throughout his home. Has one older child, not living at home. Believes in public school education, and the philosophy that it "takes a village to raise a child". Drinks and drives, speeds, ignores community laws for safety

Scenario two:
Two parent home. Father works, mother stays home. Alcohol is imbibed occasionally, maybe 6 drinks a year. No pornography of any kind. Mother comes from an abusive background, but strives for a reasonable balance of loving discipline, considering corporal punishment necessary in specific moments, but both prefer loving guidance. Have 7 children, homeschool and are actively involved in several community activities, exposing the children to various age groups and input. Both parents believe that the parent is the most important influence in a child's life, until they are capable of making their own choice for a sphere of influence.

Which scene is best for a teenaged child, with abuse in her background, has been diagnosed with oppositional defiance disorder, sleep disorder, kleptomania and authority figure issues?


  1. know my thoughts on this.......

  2. Yes, but wait till you hear the statements made by the state regarding this topic.....

  3. This is easy one, have a harder question? I don't think I want to know what the state has to say, will probably just raise my blood pressure.

  4. The STATE says she should be with him. Why? Because I have too many children to pay attention to her. The ONLY reason the state is putting her in my custody? Because he lives in a fifth wheel travel trailer now.

  5. I thought they've seen alot of the interaction between you, the kids, and them with each other enough to SEE that isn't an issue??

  6. It's still an issue. They jusy din't see how I can give her the attention she needs. Isn't it insane?