Thursday, July 31, 2003

~*Thursday's Thumb Twiddler*~

1. How much more income would you need to significantly affect your day-to-day life?
enough to cover the cost of medical insurance for a daughter whose hospital stays can run as much as $3,000 a day, and usually last at the minimum of 2 weeks, to a maximum of 1 year...plusssss Monthly Dr visits which cost 250.00, and weekly therapy session which cost $150.00...and medications which run $950.00 per month... if i could cover that cost then i could go to work at a real job again, have insurance for the rest of the family which now goes without, and who knows, maybe i could actually go about owning a home, car, etc etc etc... ahhh but we only have 6 more years to go before she is of age and Social Security can stop punishing momma for trying to have a life in spite of the fact that her child is disabled and needs medical care ~*smiles...gawds i hate this system*~

2. At what point would you (did you) no longer feel responsible to pay for something your child did, e.g., vandalism?
i have never taken responsibility for my childrens actions when it involved wrongful dealings and the breaking of laws. my oldest child suffers from what is termed Childhood Onset Schizophrenia and by the time she was 6 years old (far before any diagnosis had been made as to why she acted so irresponsibly) she was indeed in the grips of law abiding officers per her mothers own hand. My situation though is perhaps different from others, for i have a younger child whose safety i needed to also consider, and in this family the one thing both my children know and understand fully is that if they think themselves above the law they best not expect that mom will back them, but rather will in fact be first to turn them in for their actions.

3. If you could go back in time and avert any tragedy in American history, what one would you choose?
i think most people will answer this with what is perhaps still the most freshest of tragedies in our minds...that of the twin towers. i hate war, and i loathe all that is associated with war, and at this moment the greatest tragedy that i see happening is not the twin towers collapsing to a group of anti-american sentimalist, it is that we have a government which believes itself to be "above" the laws and standards set forth, by it's own forefathers, by NATO, and by the God for which they claim to be United under... if i could go back in time and avert any of this i think i would start by protesting American involvement in a religious warfare taking place in the middle east.


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