Let’s do a State of the Dude-ion here for the 100th what da ya say? Did you say Abide? Good you’re learning. So it’s been 5 months since Walter has touched down. He struggling in school still but with three weeks left we are doing the minimum to get by. The principal agrees it is what is best for him. The teacher does not but I’d listen to her as closely as I listen to Fox News.
Walter had a major melt down after his visit this week. He cried for hours that “he’s never been with his mom since he was a baby.” It broke our hearts and all we could do was hug and empathize. He told us he was horrible kid and that if he did just a little better his mommy would take him home. I told him there is only one thing in this world I know for sure, 100% and that is that none of this is his fault. He didn’t buy it but I told him he’d just have to trust us. He ended up finally going to sleep past 2am. Dudette did not take him into bed with her because that would be illegal. I did not find him on my side when I came home from work. He woke up in an amazingly good mood and his spirits have been high two days running. We will enjoy it while we can because as hard as it is now, this is the easy part. We need to tell him he’s not going to be seeing his mommy and sister anymore soon and I’m not quite sure how that is going to play out. We having great counselors though and they are helping the whole way. It’s like a hurricane. We know it’s coming, we’ve secured the house now we just wait for the storm and see if we can stand it.
Walter has another court date in two weeks and unlike last time there will be no drama about telling him about it. The kid loves court. They give him pizza and teddy bears. I don’t understand what they could possibly need with him again but I there’s nothing I can do but wait and see. Dudette and I talked briefly about what would happen if he leaves. I told her we’ll deal with that if we have to. Whether he stays or goes our game plan is the same. Love him, keep him safe and do right by him.