Thursday, February 17, 2011

The Stepson

I've finally been placed in a situation I'm not comfortable with and can't exactly get out of- my boyfriend has a 7 year old son. He seems to really like me and listens to me and is polite to me. The only problem is, I think he's spoiled and baby'ed. He lives with his mom, whom has let him sleep in her bed up until the last couple months, and he's got more toys than any kid I know. The main situation is, he is so used to being spoiled by his mom and her parents he gets bored when he's with us and wants to leave. My boyfriend has no extra money after child support is paid, so he can't do anything outside the house with his own son. In the end, we're left to entertain him and fail because it's just not enough. We obviously can't control what happens outside our home, so how do we get him to like coming over? Because of this, I almost dread him coming over and feel like a bad person. I finally know what both my step parents felt like with me and my brother.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

When Curiosity Kills The Cat

Okay, so I'm not dead. But I definitely got kicked. I moved in with my boyfriend last week. Recently I've been having problems with my phone, and he offered me his old phone to use if I need to. Today was the day for rearranging the bedroom to fit my things in better and I happened to find the box with the phone. Not even thinking about what I could find, I decided to turn the phone on to check it out. Big mistake. I ended up in the text inbox and read a couple texts I didn't need to read. I've never been big on snooping, so I was immediately ashamed but what I read disturbed me. I had to tell him. I'm sure now, that what happened was unintentional, but it made me feel insignificant. He called his last girlfriend the same nicknames he calls me, and also lied about an important piece of information. If I hadn't have been curious about a phone, the ensuing awkward day wouldn't have taken place. Things are fine now- but I'm definitely making sure to ask before I snoop next time.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Day of Love

Every year I become more and more annoyed by Valentine's Day. My friends will talk about what they want or how they wonder what their significant others will get them, or bitch about being single. This was the first year since I was 17 that I actually looked forward to it. My boyfriend and I are pretty tight on cash at the moment, so we decided on a spaghetti dinner together and a movie. I wanted to do something special, but not spend too much money, if any. I ended up creating a table setting from construction paper, including a menu, paper flowers in a beer bottle wrapped vase, and a paper candle. He loved it. We exchanged homemade cards, then sat down to eat while very cheesy love songs, picked by me, played in the background. Finally, a Valentine's Day I actually enjoyed, spent the way it's meant to be: with the one I love.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Life Changes

As I said in my last post, my life has been crazy since I moved back to Michigan. It's so much different from living in Phoenix. It didn't take me long to get in the swing of things, though. The weather is obviously a huge change. It's my first winter with snow since early 2007. I've been freezing my butt off, but I guess I prefer adding layers rather than not having enough to take off in extreme heat. Winter is also a good season for kids- I've got my niece and nephew Makya and Mitchell in the picture above. I've loved spending every moment I can with them, including playing in the snow. I never thought I could love kids so much. I've never been much for children, but I love these two more than I've loved anything. They are probably the best thing about moving back to Michigan, and they love their Aunt Juj, as well. I'll have to write more on them later- I'm now preparing meatballs for Valentine's dinner with the new love of my life. He's another great chapter. Happy Monday everyone.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

My New Life

It's been a while since I posted anything on here. I'm hoping that's about to change. My life has been chaotic the last six months and is finally settling down. I'll tell you more about it when I have access to an actually computer. I hope everyone is doing well, and that eventually I'll catch up with all of my followers. Happy Valentine's Day.