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Thanksgiving has come and gone, and we made do okay.

I filled out two more personal assessments for the psychologist and a Maternal Discipline short-answer test.  ("Your child has broken a lamp and lied to you about it.  What do you do?"  "I don't have any lamps.  Everything breakable is in storage.  This is why.")

The new lawyer sent a certified letter to East Chickasaw DHS, and hasn't heard back from them.  I'm told that from a legal standpoint this is a Good Thing for some reason, but it doesn't feel that way.

We've taken steps toward changing our legal address and buying a house.

Our dogs escaped from our friend's house, and we had to go find them.  We found our older daughter's Australian Silky Terrier, but our younger daughter's Lhasa Apso has vanished.  I so wanted to scoop them up and take them back with us, but we can't.  And there's no way we can explain to them why the humans that love them aren't there to take care of them anymore, and won't be for weeks at least.

ETA:  DHS wants to see the children at the first of every month.  Since we're not living up there now I expect to here from them next week that I've gone insane and murdered the kids -- again.  They've used that same excuse twice before to see them.

ETA2:  dailymotion.com can't be accessed from the computer I'm having to use right now, so I won't be posted video there anytime soon.


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Nov. 29th, 2010 12:36 am (UTC)
Oh, no about the Lhasa - hopefully she'll turn up soon. On the DHS front - could you get the DHS where you are to see the kids monthly, and then send the report to the um...less than professional folks at East Chickasaw, so you don't have to haul down there?
Nov. 29th, 2010 01:23 am (UTC)
I say give them what they want and treat the kids at the same time. Like yes u can see the kids at chunky cheese, monkey joes, whatever. Pull out the fact that Prz. O wife, an du love Prez O. does not let her kids watch TV until the weekend, there is a study that video games and Tv cause short attention spans in kids, you cook from sratch a study out of the UK and was later posted at CNN that home made food cause less allergies and behavioral problems in kids.

Have u ever heard the term give someone what they want and they will find out they do not want it?
Dec. 5th, 2010 01:30 am (UTC)
Hey, I wanted to let them see the kids at the new lawyer's office. Let them deal with her and her deal with them.
Dec. 16th, 2010 07:00 pm (UTC)
This is a good plan. Also, if you can film these "check ins" would be good for you. If they give you an issue about filming it, then don't go to the visits unless it is at somewhere like your lawyer's office and fully documented, every word.
Nov. 29th, 2010 01:27 am (UTC)
Can not recall if you go to church, if so get the minster in on it helping u out, or someone at some org u belong to. I can see this from both sides so I say give them what they want. I have seen some home school kids and heard about some that were just home schooled to hide the parents abuse of them. Think how evil that is and how u could prove not all homeschooling parents are evil folk trying to spread hate, religious intolerance,and a fear of the gov.
Nov. 29th, 2010 01:29 am (UTC)
oh usse them to find out about programs you and ur kids might be able to get because they are gifted due to u homeschooling them. I know they have programs I know kids who had horseback riding and dance lessons paid for by the state.
Nov. 29th, 2010 02:47 pm (UTC)
I just wanted to say I wish you the best. I am currently wrapping up my own hell of a case with DHS that I've been dealing with for the past 2 1/2 years. They will pull every dirty trick they can think of, and then some, so be sure to cover your ass. I am lucky, and managed to come out ahead, but many are not so lucky. FightCPS.com is a good website with a lot of good links and info on it, but there are a lot of horror stories there, as well.
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