A hundred years from now it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove...but the world may be different because I was important in the life of a child. --Forest E. Witcraft

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Fall Break Begins

Sweets' last day of school before fall break was Friday.  Break comes early when you start school in July!  I went to go pick her up, hoping to have her stay most of the week.  Her dad wanted to know if I would also take Lil Sis and let her stay at the maternal aunt and uncle's house for a few days.

Umm, NO.  They were never asked and I'm not attempting to drop her off there unannounced.  I'm also not going to have her at my house for days if they can't take her. 

I politely told him that I would ask if she could go next weekend.  He seemed fine with that.  Unbelieveable, really.  He simply doesn't comprehend common courtesy at all.

When I went to pick up Sweets, they were at another house in the neighborhood.  So, her dad gave her the keys to go get her backpack from their apartment.  I took her to the apartment and waited inside while she collected her things. 

Sweets asked if she could please bring her notebook computer that her dad had given her a couple weeks ago, early for her birthday.  She went on to say that she was afraid her dad would sell it if she left it behind (a big yard sale was planned for the next day at the house where I picked her up). 

I said sure, she could bring it.  But then I asked why her dad would sell it right after he gave it to her.  Her response, "That's just the way my dad is."  How incredibly sad!  She has officially passed him in intelligence. 

The good news - she's here until at least Thursday!  That night she has choir across town.  I suggested to her dad that he pick her up from choir (keep him in the habit) and then I would pick her (and possibly Lil Sis) up next Friday.  He was good with that, so Sweets is thrilled to be here almost a week!