Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Seven straight days of rain and it is supposed to continue to rain through the rest of the week. The girls were mudballs when I got home, last night. Here are some pictures:
Even Elegant Evelyn looked like a dirty mop.
But they were having a lot of fun.
OMG - just look at that precious face!
I bathed them but they were right back to muddy when I got home, today. I didn't give them another bath. I just toweled them off as best I could and will hold off, if I can, until it dries up.
Pearl tried to bust into the house.
We lost electricity, this morning. That threw me off on getting things ready for work but the worst part is that the cable is now screwed up and husband is out of town for a few days. I can't get the cable box to turn back on so I guess I will be on the computer or reading, instead. It won't hurt me.
Alienation. The meanest custody/visitation cases you can get have elements of parental alienation. I'm sure I've touched on this, before, but if I were running the spiritual universe, it would be considered a mortal sin. To murder a child's relationship with his or her parent is not criminal but sometimes I wish it was. The utter selfishness of a parent willing to rob his/her child of a relationship with their mother/father is nothing less than abusive. There is a special place in hell for these vampires whose own emotional agenda runs roughshod over the right of a child to have a relationship with both parents. And a galling part of it all is that these narcissists frequently pat themselves on the back as good parents. They aren't.
It is one thing to have to protect your child from an abusive parent. We all get that. It is an entirely different thing to destroy the love and respect a child has for his or her parent on the basis of perceived incompetence, laziness, faithlessness, etc. That "defective" parent may not be the best mom or dad around, but it doesn't matter. He or she is that child's parent and to destroy that relationship because "they know best" is cruel.
And that is how I really feel about it!