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Heartache

April 1, 2009

I miss TG. She’s with her mom this week. She was with us all last week.

Even though she’s only two miles away, when she’s not here, it feels like something’s missing.

Tog runs up to her room and says, “Where’s Sissy? At Tati’s house?”

(Tati is the Creole word for “aunt.” That is what Tog call’s TG’s mom.  TG’s mom is of course no blood relation to Tog. But still, she needs a title.  Since TG’s mom is from Haiti and I’ve picked up phrases like “Tati” and “Nene,” from her family, I thought Tati would be a good title for TG’s mom.

Anyway. If Tog cleans up her act and gets right, I’ll try to swing by Tati’s house later so we can see her and TG.

Oh. And can I tell you how much it warms my heart that my little girl loves her some Tati? Me and TG’s mom have grown a lot together over the last five years. And we all function as a family. It’s dopeness.

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She’s still in there too…

April 1, 2009

drama

April 1, 2009

Tog is sobbing because I opened her bag of apples for her.

black tea

April 1, 2009

Had a cup of black tea with my veggie chips. Perked me up just like coffee. But not as much caffeine. Nice.

Adventures in parenting…part three

April 1, 2009

Time to pick up Tog. Lord give me strength.

Tog loves “school.”

But the transition between school and home is…fraught with drama.

There are tantrums. There is bribery. There is cajoling. There may or may not have been the threat of a spanking once or twice. I’m not saying.

It is rough.

I’m off.