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I'm gonna start screaming, "OEDIPUS!" instead of...
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Throw a fandom in my ask and I will tell you:
Favorite Person: Least Favourite Person: Prettiest Person: Person I Want to Marry: Person With Whom I Want to Be Best Friends: Favourite Pairing: Everything but Supernatural on the table. Because they are all just TOO ATTRACTIVE. Go.
this one contains an actual summary of the...
Ivana: lol the first sentence is not one you cared to adhere to
I still haven't read the whole thing.
Ivana: I have managed the first paragraph so far.
What the fuck, does she just act like a different person around him or something?
me: I am tempted to post my conversation with heather just now as the summary.
Ivana: Because what I see is a highly intelligent individual with the ability to argue politics in a rational fashion and also tell me that smoking leads to cancer and other bad things.
What the fuck does he see?
me: I DON'T KNOW.
I managed to read part of the first paragraph, and the second and third -- from Kimberly's judgey, childless friend -- and then skim where he's not going to be able to take her the whole time I'm OUT OF TOWN and also was talking about wanting to move to texas maybe.
Also something about finally taking responsibility for not being present, but in a way that makes him a martyr and me the bad parent.
Ivana: I am three paragraphs in
I am sure that her issue there was that he isn't present and thus she can test his boundaries because
it's not like he's been around to be involved in the strict schedule of discipline it takes to raise your child
me: yeah. I told him on the phone that she's ALWAYS more poorly behaved around him, because she is testing boundaries and trying to find out if the rules are the same or not.
Ivana: and she's ill-behaved around the roommate for the same reason
Ivana: Why is he just now considering a move to Texas?
ugh, five paragraphs in and I want to tell him what is going on with his daughter because I know more than he does BECAUSE I CALL
me: because YOU ACTUALLY CARE.
MORE THAN JUST ON AN OCCASIONAL BASIS TO MAKE YOURSELF FEEL BETTER.
i posted the chat with heather as a reaction .gif, basically
instead of summarizing
ELEVEN. FUCKING PARAGRAPHS.
I still haven't gotten through it all.
Curtis and I went and bought ice cream and creamsicles and random junk that serves no purpose than to make us feel better.
About this shitty day.
In good news, I've talked to both my mom AND Annie and Curtis about, like. House stuff.
Ivana: lol, he started to call you out for not calling to check on her this week... and then backpeddled because THAT DESCRIBES HIS LIFE
Oh, how did that conversation go?
me: But I had spent an hour on the phone with my mom earlier when she called to check in (I think she gets lonely), which went well but was kind of stressful and annoying because he also came up.
Then that email happened.
So I spent like twenty-thirty minutes ranting to Annie and Curtis about it before I felt like I could call and talk to him without just devolving into yelling.
Ivana: did you give him your new address? He still has the Spanish Trail address for some reason.
me: Then spent about an hour on the phone with HIM explaining EXACTLY what his daughter's life has been like the past few months, and how she was doing amazing until the insurance took so goddamned long to come through.
Then backslid for those two months.
But had still managed to be WONDERFULLY well behaved going out to dinner for my birthday, BEFORE getting her meds, so really ...
Shit, no, I'm supposed to email that to him.
I could have sworn I gave him the new address when we got it, but eh.
Ivana: I thought we texted it to him first thing when it changed.
me: I'm pretty sure we did, but I don't have my old texts anymore since I upgraded my phone's OS.
Ivana: I will need talk to my mom about it first, but if you need me to take her the 10th-12th (and she is okay with it), I will.
me: He still took two months to text asking for a number where he could call her.
Ivana: Falyne and Ethan would appreciate seeing her, I'm sure.
me: ...he texted MY PHONE.
Okay, thank you.
MY PHONE. NUMBER. THAT HE HAD. THAT WHOLE TIME.
Ivana: yeah, not having the correct address =/= not having contact info
um, no little meh face, no
Eh, I've written longer e-mails than that.
me: There, I emailed him the address.
me: I have, too. I've read longer emails than that.
But that was just ... a textsplosion of angrymaking after a bitchy text message yesterday that I hadn't responded to yet.
me: I tried to start reading it and couldn't. Bleh.
Ivana: How much paperwork would you say you get per month on behalf of this child?
Just wondering if sending it ALL would be enough of a nuisance to him to justify doing it.
me: Hahaha. For her, individually.
Be like, TODAY WE SPENT THIS MUCH ON FOOD.
TODAY SHE NEEDED A BOOK, FOOD, AND A REFILL ON MEDS.
me: Probably not enough to justify doing it, because it's household stuff rather than just Evelyn specific.
You want to be involved, here let me OBSESSIVELY DETAIL EVERYTHING.
Ivana: TODAY EVELYN HAD TROUBLE POOPING BUT WE GAVE HER SOME PRUNE JUICE AND SHE'S FINE
HERE IS A LETTER HER TEACHER SENT ON THE QUALITY OF HER HANDWRITING
me: TODAY SHE AND HER IMAGINARY FRIENDS HAD A TEA PARTY.
instead of a summary, have a reaction .gif in chat...
heather: ::tilts head slowly sideways::
ima have to shank a motherfucker
ima just have to shank a motherfucker
i cannot even.
me: curtis, who despite being 6'10" and not a skinny man, is a pacifist
heather: i just cannot even
me: told me to tell him that there is a giant here who has something for him
heather: the shit that just came out of that man's mouth
me: a /fist/.
heather: 1) no you don't get contact information for the school, adam
sorry but, that's for parents who are actively involved
me: and that was before i sent the email
technically he's down on it already. like, they can release information to him.
heather: oh i know
but the fact that he's asking for it means he doesn't have it
me: i've just never bothered to give him information, because he's not actively involved so ... why?
heather: and i don't think he deserves it.
i know he has LEGAL right to it
but fuck him
heather: pretty much all i can say at this
is if he thinks that her behaviour is in any way abnormal, when she has ADHD and ODD and has had ALL SEMBLANCE OF ROUTINE removed
and is just thrust on strangers
then he doesn't know shit about shit.
me: GOD, RIGHT?
heather: and all that boo hoo about blah blah i am not trying to criticise you as a parent BUT BASICALLY IT IS ALL YOUR FAULT OUR DAUGHTER IS A FUCKUP
where the fuck is he on her all Y days
he doesn't know shit about taking care of her
or helping give her the tools to become a functional adult
me: i ended up practically sobbing on annie while i was ranting about this
because she came over to hug me while i yelled
and it devolved into "i HATE him. i just /HATE/ him"
heather: fuck him okay?
you're a good mom
you're doing right by evie
me: and then after i put my phone back on the charger
heather: he doesn't talk to her EVER
he doesn't talk to you EVER
me: and went back to get it so we could go to the store
heather: he doesn't understand SHIT about SHIT about the way daily life works for her or how SHE works
he doesn't know a fucking thing
about what you do every day
about the school she goes to
about the effort put in by the people raising her
me: there was a message from jess saying she talked about me in counseling
in a good way
and i was just like
oh god what did i do to deserve this amazing woman
and this amazing, messed up, wonderful kid
because, y'know, fuck him
which is basically what i told him
only in not as direct words
but went through EXACTLY what the last few months have been like
heather: and as someone who has been evie?
whose dad only randomly showed interest?
fuck him twice.
me: and how she WAS improving in school
and will be AGAIN and we, you know what, ARE in the process of getting her a counsellor too, not just meds
and oh by the way those are MEDS but they're not the EXACTLY RIGHT REGIMEN OF THEM
heather: and she's only 7 and it's harder for younger kids because kids haven't learned how to be patient adults
me: and we got them the day we left to come here
heather: and she's GETTING the tools she needs to become a totally functional adult.
but one of the tools she needs?
which she does NOT have in his house
GOD THIS FUCKER
THIS FUCKING FUCKER
me: so she hasn't had ANY time to get back in a routine at all
heather: BRB LOADING UP ON RUSTY ICE PICKS
me: or get used to having her brain back mostly functionally
heather: fuck him
god i have just
me: i've dealt with him and stuff
heather: seriously he's more full of shit than jeremy
and that's IMPRESSIVE.
me: and i will believe it when i see it, re: him being more involved
heather: but he is more full of shit and self delusional than jeremy is
me: that's really impressive
heather: that's not just me being all bristly and defensive of you either
that's just what it is. this motherfucker doesn't know shit about shit and he comes in all taking the "i'm a concerned father" tack
me: he is just such a goddamned ~martyr~
heather: motherfucker, what's her middle name, her birthday, and her favourite colour?
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a to-do list, kind of. also some complaining.
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“You bitches! With your rocket launchers!”
“You motherfucker! Come back! Come back! I will cut you!” It’s Team Fortress 2 quotes time again!
doing an experiment. Reblog if you aren't wearing...
Honesly, you’re lucky I’m even wearing clothes at this point.
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scribbleowl: It’s an automatic pancake maker. An automatic. Pancake. Maker. I really need this, you guys. I am still bringing my waffle iron / pancake griddle / quesadilla / grilled cheese maker to the table. Even if you do have a magic pushbutton pancake maker. JUST SO WE’RE CLEAR. (but you totally need that.)
GOING TO SLEEP FOR REAL NOW. I think, anyway. MAYBE I HOPE.
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