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"Family" Christmas Card

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Not sure if this has been blogged about yet, just wondering what your thoughts are?  Too much too soon, or What a wonderful blended family!  They're already calling themselves a family.  I think it's telling how the daughter is front and center, a hand of each of daddy's legs, and edging step girlfriend out of the photo.  Did any of you take "family" Christmas photos with your then bf and skids after 6 months?  

Skids Ruling the Roost!

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I love the Netflix series "Queer Eye."  I just watched an episode where the Fab 5 were making over a man who had been with his SO for several years, had two kids together, and she had a daughter.  The skid, probablly 8 or 9 decided that she didn't want to sleep downstairs in the house they were living in so the parents allowed her to have the master bedroom upstairs while they lived in the basement.  Bobby (house, interior design, etc) said, "Oh no, that's not okay."  Bobby was of the mindset like most of us who know better, that kids don't get everything they want or to kick the parents ou

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Divorced Daddy next door

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We had a new neighbor move in a few months ago that is either divorced or separated and has 2 boys on and off. From my limited vantage point across the lawn he seems like a nice involved dad and the kids have a great set up in the yard. Yesterday I'm leaving my house and there are 3 cop cars and a DHS van lining the street. I see dad at the top of the driveway looking upset with arms folded, a police man was talking to him and throwing up his arms. There was a very distraught woman at the end of the driveway just off the property who was likely mom. She had a cop on each side of her.  

Chasing the Narcissist - OT sorta

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This has been an ongoing issue with ss33. He will get really close to DH when he wants/needs something then flee and not talk to DH for 6 months if DH is unable to meet a request. The entire time DH is moping and feeling bad that ss won't talk to him. Then suddenly ss reappears and needs to borrow DH's truck and all is good again like nothing ever happened.  Chase, disappear, repeat.  

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Sleuthing

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I have been sleuthing because I need to know what exH's current place of employment is for CS purposes.  I know that last year he was fired and had gotten a new job but he would not give me the requested information.  Today I remembered that anyone can call and do an employment verification as long as they have the SSN of the individual. I used to answer and transfer these calls all the time.

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