his parents - his whole family - lives in conn.
and i know that.
and i know he likes being close to them.
but if our daughter doesn't have a cold, then she's got asthma and, if she does have asthma, we're moving.
there are people who can't afford to, i understand that and sympathize. but i waited all my life to have a child and if there's something we can do to make her life better, that's what's going to happen.
after the fight, flyboy pointed out that she probably just has a cold and doesn't have asthma.
and he's probably right.
but if she's got asthma, we're moving.
i had asthma as a child. i very luckily outgrew it.
but i remember it very well.
in the cold air, my chest would just hurt. in fact, it would feel like it was set with plaster of paris which was slowly drying. and just breathing in hurt. sharp pains.
i would have to go through every winter (until i was a teenager) with 1 of those machines that spits out steam in my bedroom. what is that called. anyway.
it was just a pain in the ass.
and i'm not having her go through that.
so if it does end up being more than a cold, then we're moving.
and not to conn. we're getting out of the east.
we may go somewhere dry and hot like arizona or just warm like california or florida.
and we can come back here every summer. but i cannot do that to my daughter, not knowing how bad that hurt me as a child. just walking sometimes was painful. and you limit your range of motion because you're afraid if you move too freely, you'll have an asthma attack.
and those hurt more than anything i've described so far.
let's close with c.i.'s 'Iraq snapshot:'