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December 2010
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Mama Deb [userpic]

Okay. I'm confused. How come the fact that I can't keep my kitchen clean means I shouldn't own a house, but I should adopt a child?

Does this make any sense at all?


Pfui. If anybody is entitled to decide whether you are responsible enough to own a house, it's you; the only people who might have a say with regard to adopting children are the folks who screen prospective parents.

'Cause, you see, if it were me, I would have already said "thank you for your opinion" and be working on the blistering response for when the next set of worthless dumping came my way. But I'm not known for being nice.

I just don't understand humans. I just *don't*. Because I just spent a half hour trying to explain this to my own mother, and she doesn't see the logical discontinuity at all. (Although she also thinks I should own a house.)

I agree. You should own a house. And you should adopt a child. If you feel up to it.

I see the logical discontinuity. It's a crock. The hardest part for me, in your shoes, would be finding the polite way to convey that message.

Being a poor housekeeper is not a good enough reason to subject yourself to the whims and iron grip of a condo or coop board, rather than being able to handle your house as suits you. Don't buy into it, and don't let your MiL get you off track.