Their mother has written their Aunt M. and asked her to ask me to visit her in jail. She wants to talk to me. I called the Det. and A. D. A. to see their thoughts and get advice. We had all discussed this at our last hearing but I wanted to be sure we are all on the same page.
The Det. can't give advice but said she would encourage me to "cover my ass". She is so funny, she had already mentioned a mini recorder but that was before her superior told her not to give advice. When I pushed her for ideas of how and what to say things, she laughed at me. She said she was confident if anyone could break her, it would be me. She wants to meet with me immediately afterwards to go over things.
I haven't heard back from the A. D. A. but she promised to get back to me this afternoon. I know how she feels, she wants me to go. I am hoping she will be able to push me in the right direction. I really want them to record the conversation themselves and the only hope of that happening is with the A.D.A.'s assistance.
I am nervous about going. I am sure I will have a lot to say, I am angry. I want to win her over so she will do the right thing and testify against him. I feel sorry for her, she never had a chance at a happy life. In some ways, she is a victim herself. I have dreamt of this visit many times with many outcomes. I am completely open to suggestions.
I don't think I have mentioned Emma's new boyfriend, have I? She is taking her relationship very seriously even though he asked her on the playground. She will not hold hands or kiss b/c she's "not that kind of girl". I about fell over. He is a sweet kid but has severe ADHD and is unmedicated. His parents are in denial. He comes off as a "bad boy" b/c he is constantly in trouble. She doesn't see that though, I think she just sees him as misunderstood. I see a future in saving young men. I am not looking forward to it.
Michael slept in the Dining Room last night b/c he is so mean to Eddie lately. He threatened him again at bedtime and has now lost the privilege of a room until he can be more safe. He had to camp out there in a sleeping bag. He really wanted to do it in the Playroom so I had to find a less appealing place. My first choice was the Reptile Room but was quickly out voted by my DH and Rosa, something about him hurting the animals or letting them out to hurt us. Whatever, it stinks in there and everyone is caged up.