Brother, free to good home.

@xFiacre (9797)
Ireland
June 8, 2016 9:56am CST
My brother is one of those people who should never been granted a licence to procreate. We're looking after his eight year daughter for the next four days. I picked her up from school as arranged, but there was no sign of the promised four day supply of clean clothes. Her school clothes are in need of a good wash but I have nothing for her to wear while the school clothes are being washed, but I shouldn't be surprised because this is standard procedure for him. He'll probably till up to our house after midnight with an assortment of ill-fitting clothes, all tops or all bottoms, but certainly nothing suitable, and everybody will be woken and disturbed and even though he wouldn't dare smoke in my house he'll bring the stench of tobacco in on his smoke-saturated clothes and we'll be smelling him for a week. And when we leave the little girl back home at the arranged time he'll probably be out and have some sob story about a friend's dog dying and he had to be there to make sure the distraught friend doesn't hang themselves out of grief. Aarrrghgh.
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@jaboUK (48827)
• United Kingdom
8 Jun 16
Is your brother uncaring or just disorganised?
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@xFiacre (9797)
• Ireland
8 Jun 16
@jabouk One of life's special cases I'm afraid who relies on everyone else to make good his shortcomings which don't exist so far as he's concerned.
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@jaboUK (48827)
• United Kingdom
8 Jun 16
@xFiacre Oh dear
@JudyEv (90145)
• Bunbury, Australia
9 Jun 16
It's probably lucky for some - like your brother - that we can't pick our family!
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@Corbin5 (69855)
• United States
8 Jun 16
Whoa. One irresponsible brother you have there. Glad the little girl will have just a bit of stability for a few days in your home.
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@pgntwo (19588)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
8 Jun 16
Families, can't do wiv'em, can't do wivout...
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@NJChicaa (24810)
• United States
8 Jun 16
He sounds like a real winner.
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@1creekgirl (7048)
• United States
8 Jun 16
Unfortunately, there are "brothers" like that in a lot of families. Is he the youngest? Did your parents spoil him or is this all his own doing? Good luck with the little one.
@xFiacre (9797)
• Ireland
8 Jun 16
@1creekgirl He's the youngest, adopted from a very troubled home at 18 months. Never settled. 42 now.
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• United States
8 Jun 16
@xFiacre Ah, that could certainly explain his behavior.
8 Jun 16
@xFiacre It always intrigues me that even very young children, who can't possibly remember anything, still grow up troubled when adopted or fostered by loving, caring, stable families.
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8 Jun 16
Awww, poor little girl. Hope you give her lots of attention and love. Does she get on well with your fifteen year old?
@xFiacre (9797)
• Ireland
8 Jun 16
@poppylicious They're great friends and she has a great time staying with us and gets to go into school each morning smelling as fresh as a daisy.
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@Daljinder (19268)
• India
8 Jun 16
Is he like that with everything else too?
@xFiacre (9797)
• Ireland
8 Jun 16
Yes.
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@hereandthere (20729)
• Philippines
8 Jun 16
i feel bad for his daughter.