Protected: Cheeky brat

The ongoing saga of the girl is get­ting ridicu­lous. She was intensely rude just before I left, refusing to pay Doug back the $150 she bor­rowed from him and saying that the money we get from social ser­vices to cover some of her rent is her money. Sure. $600...

Plus ça change…

… plus c’est la même chose. Trans­la­tion: the more it changes, the more it’s the same thing. I wanted to wait until Doug had told some of his closest friends and family and me the same before posting this pub­licly. Doug’s daughter has made it clear she...

Protected: How quickly it all changes

So, here’s an inter­esting turn of events. After weeks of refusing to engage with us, barely both­ering to show up at home and staying in her room when she was home, Tina has announced she doesn’t want to live with us any more. She thinks that means she’ll get to live...

Protected: Teenaged drama

So… Tina and AJ are “taking a break” for a month or so. Step 1: Not sur­prised. Step 2: She’s gone straight back out the door to make friends with the girl she stopped talking to when she started going out with AJ (geez, that sounds familiar… straight...

Protected: Back to the maelstrom

So, we went to Harbin and had a lovely two days, came back and almost instantly hit crazi­ness. Doug’s other lover called: her ex-husband has con­fessed to soli­citing sex from his 13-year-old niece and is in jail. He will be sen­tenced to some­where between...