Mean kitten has been tamed. Now we still have 6 cats and no idea what to do with 4 of them (we’re keeping our original two!). The kittens are rapidly losing their kitten-hood.
DC1 still loves school and has requested to stay at the same school another year. Ze has a new math/reading teacher because the one ze had first semester was a college student who is doing student-teaching this semester. The current one has a lot of experience and loves the kids and is better at cluster grouping than hir predecessor. Her daughter is also a children’s novelist, which is pretty cool. At our recent p/t conference we talked about perfectionism *again*. It’s a constant battle.
DC2 is loving hir new daycare. That last week when we were transitioning, ze would not want to leave the new place to go to the old place and ze would scream when we left hir at the old place. Ze is all like, “buh bye” at the new place. It’s just like it was back before our first daycare went out of business. Whew.
The guy who stole all that money from the first daycare (turns out to be the ex-husband of an employee, not even the employee herself) did get caught, but he used the money for drugs, so I don’t think we’re going to see any of our prepayment back unless insurance kicks in. DH doesn’t want to deal with small claims court now that he has a job and we don’t have much time and the director needs that money more than we do even if she has it. So we’re probably just going to mentally write it off as a loss.
Last we heard, the relative’s oldest daughter doesn’t want to go to community college anymore because it’s hard and has gotten a job at Wendy’s (the economy must be picking up), but is still going to school even though she doesn’t want to. The second daughter is working two jobs (both fastfood) while her step-mom takes care of the baby. They’ve figured out paternity, and the father’s family wanted to work something out under the table rather than telling the government, but the relative talked his daughter out of that. (Because it would be fraud and illegal and she’d lose her benefits entirely if caught.)
You have any coworkers who are looking for a KITTEN who have elementary aged children? The wild ones might be for them, most people who have never had a puppy or kitten don’t know what destructive anti-social a*holes they can be, as your ones have (maybe) calmed down some and but are still at the playful stage.
I feel like I can do that with the adult cat, who is a total sweetheart and low-key (but still young), just grateful to be inside and fed with occasional pettings, but kittens are a bit harder to push on someone. There is one promising person whose husband really wants a cat but she doesn’t want one because she thinks she’s going to end up doing all the work… next time I see her I’m going to suggest trying him out on a provisional basis.
Thanks for the updates, glad to know the relative’s daughters are making some sensible choices (not leaving school, at least yet, reporting paternity) and hope those may outbalance other possibly not as positive choices (and circumstances), past and present.
After a tense day (and me fretting about him all night), the horse got better quickly. Whew! He didn’t need IV fluids but the vet did put a tube up his nose and into his stomach and pump in a bunch of oil, and check his bloodwork. When I left him (having come back the next day), he was happily eating specially-prepared mash and was breaking down the barn in his eagerness to get back outside. Good boy!