9 Responses to “Dear CPS,”

  1. azteclady April 9, 2008 at 6:09 PM #

    Oh dear me.

    Pace yourself–it doesn’t end at 18.

  2. Jaci Burton April 9, 2008 at 7:20 PM #

    she’s got all the makings of an awesome career criminal angie.

    and look. she’s already comfortable behind bars


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  3. HelenK April 9, 2008 at 7:32 PM #

    LMAO. I actually have pictures of my oldest at that age in the dog crate. He went in and closed the door (he even had bread with him) and I thought it was so funny I took a pic. Maybe I should delete those….

    My youngest (the one you met) has never been in the dog crate, but he did tell his teacher at Thanksgiving that I went out and brought home a turkey. With a Bow and Arrow. In the woods. Apparently I followed it’s tracks until I found it and shot it. Then I brought it home and had my DH cook it.

    Yeah, she wasn’t sure if it was true or not. He’s that good.

    Hope your day is getting better.

  4. Megan April 9, 2008 at 7:39 PM #

    Oh, I remember when my guy was three. The fights we had! One friend said that yes, the terrible twos should be named that, but the threes? The threes should be the fucking threes.

    That’s when they figure out they are DIFFERENT and DISTINCT from you and they can VOICE THEIR OPINION.

    I’m having a drink tonight, too.

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  5. Jen April 9, 2008 at 8:04 PM #

    You have nothing to worry about. Lock her up any time! (When my younger stepson was small he insisted on climbing into the dryer with the dog after we’d given her a bath at the pet store — I got some strange looks, but he still speaks of it with nostalgia.)

    A former neighbor had the rather disturbing habit of locking her two youngest under the porch (a piece of lattic work was on a hinge so lawn junk could be stored underneath the house and it had a lock that held it closed). Being a responsible citizen, I called the cops a number of times, but the kids were removed since they weren’t “being hurt”.

    CPS has a tough enough job just trying to remove kids who are in immediate danger (according to my sister who is a state attorney who works on such awful cases, and my husband the therapist who listens to me rail about such things on a regular basis — yeah, I’ve identified with your past couple of posts, lol).

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  6. Heidi April 10, 2008 at 3:26 AM #

    Mine just turned four.

    I don’t want to scare you…but 3 has nothing on 4 :chair:

    She’s developed the ability to go from the sweetest butter-wouldn’t-melt-in-her-mouth angel to :smoking: with no warning at all

    Heidi’s last blog post..Another release 🙂

  7. lys April 10, 2008 at 8:48 AM #

    I agree with Heidi, 3 has nothing on 4. Sometimes, I think that my boy is a pod-person…while MY mother is cackling in the wings.

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  8. Annie April 10, 2008 at 9:18 AM #

    I can’t WAIT for days like these 🙂 Seriously… I’m so anxious for the baby to get here and am really looking forward to all the days that will follow, the good and the bad!

  9. Lesley April 10, 2008 at 11:15 AM #

    My son loves the dog crate too! I think he believes it’s his own personal fort that he just lets the 80 pound lab share with him occasionally. LOL

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