Two weeks ago, we were on the moon. We were filled with satisfaction that we had done something amazing, we saved two peoples lives. Today, our heads are still spinning wondering if we made the right decision, not from removing them from Thugboy, but from taking them to 0rlando.
As I have been saying, I felt uneasy about leaving the girls with my Aunt and Uncle. I feel like they have ulterior motives that don't have K's best interest at heart. They don't seem to be worried about getting her into school, but more worried about her getting a shitty job at Walmart* or something that pays a few bucks an hour with no real future in sight.
They've told my sister what time they need to be in bed. They've told her she needs her pretty blonde hair cut. They've told her she only needs one diet coke a day. They're treating her like a child, not like a 21 year old trying to get her life back on track.
We're at a crossroad. We're at the corner of Do Nothing and Do Something. We've been talking and we're debating on moving K and A here. If no one else is going to get K into school, then I feel like we have to because we got the ball rolling.
It's not an easy decision, though. I worry about adding two new people into our already cramped three bedroom townhouse. I worry about the strain on our relationship. I worry about NYEBoy getting enough alone time to focus on his PhD. I worry about K feeling like she's a burden and her having her own space. I'm worried about the split this is probably going to cause between my family. I worry about my Aunt and Uncle deciding to take this into court over A.
This isn't what we had planned. I'm upset over the decision (or the lack there of) for K and A's future. I'm upset that we are apparently the only ones who care enough to do something about it. This isn't how things were supposed to be. We're supposed to be relaxed and at ease now. Instead, we're trying to decide what's best and what's next.
*If you work at Walmart please don't be offended. I just don't think it's an actual career path a 20-something should choose.