3 hours ago, 47of74 said:
I remember seeing a Taco Bell in Spain last winter and wondering how many locals ate there. Spanish cuisine and Mexican cuisine are two different things.
And I think Taco Bell is more in the Tex-Mex style?
40 minutes ago, AuntCloud said:
Mother of girl dragons here. When Cloudlet #2 was in elementary school, she and her friend came up with a lovely game called “so you think you can burp”. And no, they do not come litter box trained.
As a little one, my daughter thought her greatest achievement was being able to burp on command. She still thinks it's great at the age of 36. She's the one who taught her brothers how to do it. She can burp the alphabet in English and Spanish.
I will say she was easier to housebreak than her brothers...but all that shit about girls being "clean and neat"...oh that's a FUCK NO for this one. She's a walking, talking disaster area. She still is not "domestic" (she comes by that honestly), doesn't cook, doesn't give a shit. Only difference is she showered more regularly than her brothers. Good thing she's cute!
All three of mine are "unique" individuals, cursed with many of my personality traits.
I've been watching all the live updates, because I'm clearly a massive hypocrite who will absolutely tell other people that it's healthy and worth it to walk away and then just anxiously check in all the time herself. I feel like I refresh youtube every so often with the expectation or hope that I've fever-dreamt this whole situation, and that I'll click on the channel and only find the homeschool videos and such. I don't know why I care so much.
I wish I didn't.
But, for anybody who's interested in being updated but doesn't want to watch the videos: Andrea's on her way home now with Tom. They should arrive in a few hours. The baby was a little boy, they've called him Cyrus Grant Mills. The children down to Eden know what's going on and those younger than her have been told but don't quite understand.
Really, it's just a matter of time. I hope that they make good pace, and that Andrea can hold on for long enough to make it back to her home and her family and friends (who have, as predicted, rallied around the children and the house, and have made preparations to ensure Andrea's comfort and as much ease as possible). @16strong is right, Andrea is well loved, and will be fondly remembered by a lot of people who will also rally around her husband and children. They're going to be okay. This is awful, but they're going to be okay eventually.
What a comfort it must be to Tom and their children to believe that this is not the end. My heart, yet again, goes out to them.
Tom has been live streaming a lot in the last few hours. They are now on a plane en route to home. At first I was a bit horrified at her being filmed in the state she is in but upon reflection I do think it will bring her kids some peace in the coming days/months/years to have gotten to 'experience' some of these final moments with their mom even though they are so far away. In seeing the state Andrea is in and that her meds are only keeping her pain free for about 15 minutes at a time I do not believe she will have much more time left. I hope she can make it home and have enough time to get her goodbyes in with her kids and other loved ones.