Interstellar Adventures

August 1, 2006

Tuesday Stew

Filed under: Elle & Zed,Rants & Opinions,The Ex Files — by InterstellarLass @ 8:33 am

As I said last week, I think I’m going to have to make this a weekly topic. The Tuesday Stew. I may rant about one topic, or I may find a miriad of minutae that gets my goat.

They’re baaack: Elle and Zed I mean; aka Alien 1 and Alien 2. Yesterday morning their dad dropped them off. On the way home last night, we stopped at the store. This is where they turned into Aliens. We had been discussing dinner on the way to the store, and they were begging me to go to a restaurant. Evidently their dad “cooked” almost the entire month. I used the quotes because evidently he “cooked” pizza, corn dogs, tuna casserole, pasta with buttered noodles and the like. “Did he ever give you any vegetables?” I asked. That would be a no. But he did give them banannas. Well OK, that makes it all better. This from a guy who munches on rabbit food and works out excessively, and he’s feeding his kids junk. And after I’ve already asked him to work on having them eat better, especially since Zed gained at least 15 pounds after his dad moved out.

So, in the store, they’re picking up junk. Complaining about what I’m going to cook. And Elle Alien 1 is having a stomping, pouting, crying, “I don’t want to be your daughter”, “sell me in the garage sale”, hiding behind displays kind of temper tantrum. One lady who saw me swat her butt once already stopped me after the third such display of I-want-this-but-I-can’t-have-it” and said “Boy! She’s really pushing the envelope tonight isn’t she?” I responded politely “Well, they did just get home after a month with their father.” The woman’s response? “Ahhhh, I see.” No further explanation necessary.

Alien 2 did an about-face in the mouthing off department. He has a serious issue with constantly challenging my decisions, and before he left he had gotten so much better with keeping his mouth shut. Last night it was flappin’ in the wind. But, after a brief reminder from Nick on the merits of following directions and not talking back was sufficient.

We’ll see how tonight goes.

There is a special hell for these people. I must warn you that this story is disgusting and vileThese two will burn to extra-crispy. The mother has been sentenced to 40 years in prison. The father has been sentenced to five life sentences plus 96 years and is ineligible for parole. And personally, I don’t think it’s enough. These are their own children. And there are others who abuse children and are released back out into our neighborhoods. My Zip Code alone garnered 66 offenders. These people should not be allowed to roam our streets. I don’t believe that they can be rehabilitated. Period.


  1. I hate that! You miss them so much and then they are rotten….Only because they miss you so much.

    i don’t get those kinds of people. How can they do that!?!

    Comment by nancy — August 1, 2006 @ 10:56 am |Reply

  2. I imagine it’s hard on everyone when they have to go back and forth.

    Those people should just be killed..plain and simple

    Comment by KaraMia — August 1, 2006 @ 1:27 pm |Reply

  3. My kids get lax in their manners every once in a while and ya just gotta stand on em a minute. And I agree, a nice stir-fry would have been in order after boxed entrees.

    Oh, and THOSE people are vile and I hope they are given “special” treatment where they’re going. Nasties.

    Comment by Surrender Dorothy — August 1, 2006 @ 2:37 pm |Reply

  4. dammit. I forgot to rant! I’ll make up for it next Tuesday.School starts then and i’m sure i’m gonna have a lot to bwitch about. Got caught up in my diving post today and got sidetracked. I liked your comment though… felt for ya!

    Comment by Laura — August 1, 2006 @ 3:04 pm |Reply

  5. There’s a nice alien abduction at the store for you! I’m sure they’ll be back to humanness after you get the junk out of their systems.

    I’m agreeing with you. Monsters like that can’t be rehabilitated. They’ll get what’s coming to them.

    Comment by AbbyNormal — August 1, 2006 @ 3:46 pm |Reply

  6. Oh Lordy! You have debriefing to do. I can only imagine what this might be like. I see some of this with my neighbors child when she comes home after only a week or two with her father. YIKES!

    Oh and the vile scum I’ll call “humans” you referenced here…yea, there’s no sentance long or harsh enough.

    Comment by Carnealian — August 1, 2006 @ 6:36 pm |Reply

  7. Those transitions have got to be rough on everyone. I hope everything has settled down again. They were probably tired from the journey, too.


    Comment by Raehan — August 1, 2006 @ 11:31 pm |Reply

  8. As far as the kids go, hang in there. God, somedays are rough, huh?
    I have a 16yo daughter currently in a nasty stage of sorts.
    I’m hoping she comes out of it soon. Patience, Lass.
    As far as the monster parents: fill them both up with Ajax and duct tape their mouths shut.
    I’d pay ten bucks to see that.
    I have something else I’d like to see done but it’s too disturbing to write here.
    Suffice to say, it’s more painful than the Ajax but would be more fun to watch.
    Vile and disgusting? It goes way beyond that…
    Blog looks great.


    Comment by michaelm — August 2, 2006 @ 10:19 am |Reply

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