lucy the tudor wrote:
Pete the Pong wrote:And for me it doesn't help that suddenly this week I've become (in all reality) a single parent again!
Someone furry, or someone human? ( Congratulations either way...)
Well, I am also a dog minder and frequently have furry house guests but this one's human.
The situation is that I am on my own in a three bedroomed house, and to make the place pay for itself I need to take in a lodger. For the past couple of years I have been a "supported lodgings" provider for the YMCA, which means that I have been providing a room for a homeless youngster -but to date they have all been over 18 and reasonably independant. The last one was a delightful young singer/songwriter called Jade, and she got a place of her own just before Christmas. Very pleased for her of course, but sad to lose an attractive female companion. I used to refer to her as my 18 year old live-in girl friend. Yes she was 18, yes she lived with me, yes she was a girl and yes we were friends. But just friends of course, believe it or not I do have a few ethics!!!!
However, everything has now changed. The latest is a 15 year old lad, who at the moment is in care, and Social Services have recruited me as a sort of temporary foster parent. He turns 16 an a few weeks time and will then move from the childrens home where he is at the moment into my place. Where he will almost certainly stay for at least the next two years. I find him a very pleasant and intelligent young lad, he's very interested in the re-enactment scene, and yes he will be coming along with me to most events, so everyone will meet him.Well, that looks like the plan at the moment -but of course as we all know when you are dealing with teenagers absolutely nothing is set in stone, and anything could change in the next week or two.
But as I said, in all reality I've suddenly become a single parent again, with massive responsibilities.
Fortunately I am by now personally used to my life taking extraordinary twists in strange directions, but as to finding a partner who can cope with all this......