Thursday, June 19, 2008

Potty training.

We are doing it today and it's not going so horrible. Usually by now she would have tons of accidents. She doesn't want to sit on the training seat though, just the normal toilet. We'll see. I am hopeful. My advice for parents though. Potty train before you have a baby. I think it makes a little harder when you have to stop places or go potty 500 times lugging a baby around. Maybe I am just lazy.

I am going to a meeting tonight. I guess a Violent Sexual Offender is moving in our neighborhood. We live in a pretty rural area and the notice was rather vague about the area so we'll see. He could be in the next town. But the meeting is just down the road so it makes me think it's closer to us. I barely want to live here. Seriously, it's a tiny town. Why would you move here being public enemy #1? It's very odd. Everyone knows everyone. If you want to blend in, wouldn't you live in a city? When we lived in a city, I would go weeks/months without seeing anyone I knew in public. Here, NEVER. I grew up here and I remember I would walk down the road and my dad would get a few calls before I even made it home wondering what I was doing.

He's probably moving in with his girlfriend and her four kids. I made them up but I am sure they exist. When I worked for CPS, I can't tell you how many times I saw this.

~It was different, he wouldn't do that to my kids.
~But I love him.
~My daughter is lying...she wants attention...her grandparents put her up to it.
~She is jealous.

It was so sad. I don't mean to go on and on but I remember once this little girl (around 10) telling me how sad she was that her mom didn't believe her. She later tried to take back her story because her mom was upset at her for messing up her relationship. Did you know that when children recant, they are probably telling the truth? I don't know the stats but I have heard that several times. I can't tell you how many interviews I watched with little kids. It was always the boyfriend. Seriously. Then when babies were hurt, it was always that damn couch.

Why I am even talking about this? Ugh. I will update you on the meeting. My old state was so different than this one so it will be interesting to say the least.

1 comment:

Bad Mommy said...

I just don't understand why we can't send the sex offenders to Iraq and leave 'em there.