Jul. 14th, 2016

6th Ship

Ever since the 4th of July parade, Arianna is demanding a horse. I told her she needs to wait. We don't exactly have a place to put it. She is resistant and has been leaving me printouts of the horses she's interested in all over the apartment. So, I bought her model horse. She's not speaking to me now. The silent treatment has last three days now.

May. 21st, 2016

4th Ship

With all this rain I can at least be proud of the fact that I don't have a child that sits at a computer all day. She'd rather keep her nose in a book or drag me out in the rain for a duel. I know this is temporary the older she gets, but I quite enjoy her while she's like this, when the only thing that gets her down is the fact that she has to leave me to go to school. It makes me feel that despite my flaws and past situations, I've been able to be strong for her.

May. 6th, 2016

3rd Ship

Arianna is settling in well enough. She still fights me every morning when she has to put on her uniform. Maybe some day here soon she will give in and put it on without me asking. I can only hope. Though, this is just a glimpse of what I get to look forward to when she becomes a teenager.

It was good to see you the other day. I hope it is not the last time.