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Father's Issues / And Baby Makes Ten For Single Mother
« on: Nov 26, 2003, 11:40:29 AM »


And baby makes 10 for single mother

Her holiday wish is for a better life

Wednesday November 26, 2003

By Stacy Day
Contributing writer

Thanksgiving may find Edrina, 32, giving birth to a new baby, a daughter, the doctors say, who is due on the holiday. The new baby will add to Edrina's already very busy household when she comes home to join nine brothers and sisters.

Edrina is a single mother who is grateful to her own mother for lending a hand. "My mom really helps me out a lot," she says. "She tries hard to help me."

She is especially grateful for her mother's help staying with the younger children while she takes her son Tevin, 3, to doctor appointments and for the occupational and physical therapy he receives for his developmental delays.

Edrina wishes she could work, but she stays home with the younger children who are not yet in school. She worries about what the new year will bring for her finances. December is the last month she is eligible to receive welfare. She receives a Social Security payment for Tevin, but that check just barely covers her rent. She is concerned about how she will pay her utilities after December. When asked what she will do, Edrina says: "Just pray."

The unknown future has dampened her enthusiasm for the holidays. "I don't even have the Thanksgiving spirit," she says.

Her children have the Christmas spirit, however, and already are making wish lists for Santa. Her mother has offered to try to buy gifts for the children, but "I don't want her to try to do everything," Edrina says.

The older boys, Carl, 16, Kerrell, 11 and Robert, 8, love video games they can play on TV. Jacquekeya, 12, has admired the new Easy Bake Oven, while the younger girls, Shamekia, 9, and Brittany, 4 (she has a twin, Brian) really like Dora Explorer. They like "anything Dora" says Edrina, but Brittany would especially like a Dora watch, like the one her older sister received on her birthday.

While she has no specific plan yet, Edrina's wish for Christmas is "that I could better my situation."

"There are 10 of us now and I stay in a one-bedroom apartment -- just picture that. I wish I could do better."

Edrina's children will each receive a present when they join thousands of other children Dec. 20 at the Superdome for the 108th annual Times-Picayune Doll and Toy Fund giveaway.

The fund will hold another giveaway Dec. 6 with the Jefferson Parish Doll and Toy Fund at the Mike Miley Playground. It also contributes to the Covington, Kenner and Mandeville police departments, St. Tammany and Westwego Toys for Tots and St. Bernard Operation Merry Christmas.

The fund relies on community contributions, which can be made in honor of a loved one or as a memorial. Contributions should be sent to The Times-Picayune Doll and Toy Fund, P.O. Box 61065, New Orleans, toLA 70161-9979. Tickets to the giveaways are distributed by local churches and community centers.
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I have a better idea....let's chip in and get her sterilized!!!!

Can you believe this woman is actually trolling for donations because of her stupidity?


Father's Issues / RE: One thing popped out at me... OMG
« on: Nov 26, 2003, 11:35:10 AM »
That was in the back of my mind when I read it!  I'm thinking mosquito, flea, dust spider, toddler going through the terrible twos.  

Lord, she could say that the parents are biting the child!  Grrrrrrr, I missed that.

Just because you're paranoid, doesn't mean people aren't out to get you.

Father's Issues / Cool, thanks!
« on: Nov 25, 2003, 03:03:49 PM »
[font color=pink]testing....[/font]

Father's Issues / RE: proposed letter
« on: Nov 25, 2003, 01:37:04 PM »
Oh I like it!  Very legal :-)

I suggested civil standby to ensure there wouldn't be any misunderstanding about the date for xmas visitation.  

Father's Issues / so much for HTML tags :-(
« on: Nov 25, 2003, 01:34:02 PM »
I can't format my posts?

who the F*** does this guy think he is?

Why he's the guy who charges 200 bucks an hour to yank your chain.  Lawyers, ughhhh!

Personally, I haven't gotten snotty letters from lawyers, but used to get snotty emails from my ex.  He knows exactly what buttons to push, and I fell for it every time.  That is why I blocked sender.  For starters, write a completely nasty, vicious, seething reply....then rip it up!  

How old is your stepson?  My kids can call their father any time they want to.  It's trying to get a hold of him that 's the problem.  If he is old enough, I don't see why he can't call you on Thanksgiving.  Okay, mommy is being a totally controlling sh*t, and won't allow him to use the phone, right?

Politely and cheerfully inform the attorney that xmas visitation will be exercised as written in the court papers.  To make sure there are no communication problems, DH will have the Sheriff accompany him to son's home. I would go to whomever has jurisdiction, and show them the court order and ask for civil standby first, before you lay down the law.  Without mutual agreement,  the court order stands as written. (ok people-quit laughing) I got a note mailed to me from my ex, stating that he would be out of town until Dec. 26th.  His visitation this year starts from when the kids get out of school, until xmas afternoon.  If the kids want to go with him after xmas, well fine.  When I first read the note, my first thought was, "Go To Hell".  He decides when he sees the kids.  Occasionally I have plans, so it was like 4 weeks until he saw them again.  This last weekend, he picked them up on Saturday afternoon(instead of Friday), and then dropped them off the next day.  

Little boys, and lots of little girls play rough and get bruised.  Any reasonable person knows that.  The boy's mother is not a reasonable person.  It's really hard not to blow your cork when you deal with these kinds of people.

Is there any way you can get a lawyer?  Yeah I know, but it might be the only way to straighten out this mess.  Her attorney is an asshole, and you need to fight fire with fire.

Anyway I understand your frustration.  I would definitely go the civil standby route for xmas, though.

Father's Issues / RE: To all my SPARC friends..................
« on: Nov 25, 2003, 12:48:38 PM »
You've got prayers and a hug, Kitty.  Hope everything turns out fine for you and your family.

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