I Wish I Had a Magic Wand

Posted: December 31, 2010 in Rants and Raves
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I wish I had a magic wand that could make all of the problems disappear. I really do. As much as I do not like my husband’s ex-wife, I wouldn’t wish her situation on anyone.

We talked to our lawyer today. If she is not willing to negotiate custody we are going to have to take her to court and bring up the neglect issue, and that is going to cause problems for her with her toddler from her second marriage. The lawyer told me that social services will likely get involved, and I really don’t like the idea of that.

The problem is, the kids don’t want to live with her anymore. My step-daughter does not like being treated like a live-in maid and nanny. She doesn’t like the fact that her mother runs to the bars twice a week like clockwork and she REALLY is pissed off about the night she was left home alone till three in the morning. I don’t blame her. It’s wrong and it is illegal. We have been informed of that. However, I don’t think her mother is going to renegotiate custody without a court battle, and that is going to get ugly. Her alcohol problem will be brought up and the fact that her toddler was left alone with my step-son and step-daughter till three in the morning due to her unfit lifestyle will be brought up, which means her ability to care for her toddler will be put into question. I don’t want to see that happen. Not because I think she is a fit parent (after what I have heard, she isn’t) but because I don’t think her husband should suffer for her actions.

It’s an ugly situation. I pray that she will see what is best for the kids is being out here. I pray that we won’t have to do this to her. Unfortunately, I don’t see that happening.

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