Tuesday, December 16, 2008

In the settling Dust

Thank you all so much for your support and commiseration. I have not "kept up" with the day to day drama of my sister and my mother since the fall when my sister decided to go back to school and take "Asian Studies." I knew she wouldn't be able to complete the program. She didn't last the semester.

So, I wasn't too sure of all the details, either. I was being careful as I was typing them up.

The facts are these: she left abruptly, without discussion, to live with someone we barely know. She left no phone number and no address.

It seems she and Mom have talked some more. Mom is going to try and convince my sister to leave her son with her. If that happens, I have told my mom to leave my nephew with me during the day so my Mom can continue to work (though without my sister at home, Mom will not have to work as much). I had made the offer to my sister (We have a shortage of daycare spaces, here) when she was pregnant--so I'm comfortable extending it. We'll see what happens. Honestly, I'm not sure what's best right now.

Thanks Lorijo. I was able to repeat your words about keeping the door open earlier this evening to my Mom. I will extend an invite to them, somehow, for Christmas Eve. (I'm hosting the Traditional French Canadian Tortiere meal after Christmas Eve service).

3 comments :

drwende said...

Ah. One of THOSE move-outs. I hope your sister appreciates having family who want to take responsibility for her son so she can work out her path in life without having to worry about him.

Do tell us about the Tortiere... this is new to me...

Mella DP said...

Ugh. I do hope that between you all you're able to work out the best thing for your nephew, and that your sister is amenable to it. And I'll remember how much worse it could be when ever I have to knock some sense into *my* 25 year old sister.

lorijo said...

Thanks Alana. I was concerned I had overstepped my boundries when I posted that- but I couldn't help myself. Maybe I have been watching Nancy (Dis)grace to much.....

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