The Help…..


Today Tiffa arrived at work after an absence of 5 days. 5 days of me pretending that I didn’t care and I could cope without her. Well the truth is….when I heard that rattling around in my kitchen this morning I was most excited and most pleased. I’ve missed her terribly and my heart was sore! She’s been reprimanded and sent home to see if she really wants the job. Her boyfriend is a bit demanding and puts an enormous amount of pressure on her. But, I can’t have her here if she doesn’t want to be here. She must want to live here. She’s an extension of our family and for the last 7-8 years has been with me every step of the way along this complex road of parenting.

It felt like a boyfriend that just stops calling with no explanation. Hurtful. She just disappeared without any contact whatsoever. And I was confused. Wondering what I’d done? Was I a bad employer?

Well, we’ll see if she comes back on Monday or not. Believe me I’m holding thumbs. I miss that laughter in the house.


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