Sunday, June 24, 2007

My son is an addict

Its not easy..
not easy

I wish there was a Betty Ford type facility for these circumstances..
But alas..
There isn't yet..

so we do everything we could..
Hiding them from him..

I feel responsible..

I knew that some of his friends were addicts..
But I just let it pass..

I ignored the signs..

Only those in similar situations
know the strain it causes..
On a family..
a marriage..

When you're awakened at 3am..
by another withdrawal bout..
And you..under the covers..
praying for it to end already..

But you know somehow..
That it'll end..
You can't go on..listening to
the Screams..
of your 3 year old



Anonymous Anonymous said...

was waiting for da punch line!

over here they call it 'dummy'

dumb name, huh?


June 24, 2007 4:35 PM  
Blogger Lvnsm27 said...

I was thinking that it's food at first. cute ending

June 24, 2007 4:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

oy vey!

its only afternoon, but this post reminds me whats in store for me tonight.

i am getting tired....

June 24, 2007 5:38 PM  
Blogger BEHIND A SMILE said...

Great twist,I was wondering what it would be but never guessed the ending. Perhaps he'll start using his thumb instead as you can't take that away from him.

June 24, 2007 6:52 PM  
Blogger Tr8erGirl said...

Aw...poor kid....poor ma and ta! :-(

June 24, 2007 7:33 PM  
Anonymous Allie said...

I'm curious - where does the word tzumee come from? People have used it as if expecting me to know what it was.. of course I had no clue at the beginning... Is it a jewish word?

June 24, 2007 9:17 PM  
Blogger David_on_the_Lake said...

u didnt think I'd dissapoint didya?
By "over here" you mean..?

lvnsm... doesnt induce such dramatic withdrawals..

How old is urs?

behind a smile...
ll thats true...but he never sucked his thumb..and he's adapting pretty far..poo poo poo

I make it sound worse than it is...

hmm It must be easter european in origin..
btw..Just curious...How do u know what I'm referring to?

June 24, 2007 9:33 PM  
Anonymous Allie said...

teddy bear, right?
just kidding...
I know because I was watching someone's kids a couple of months ago and the father called and told me that if his son gets cranky, I can give him his tzumee... then sounded like his wife correcting him in the background - pacifier - he cleared it up for me... I thought it was interesting he used that word expecting me to know it.. but i guess if it's a very popular word...
grandparents are from Europe, but we're mostly thumbsuckers here, so I guess it didn't really get passed down..

June 24, 2007 9:56 PM  
Blogger The Dreamer said...

we don't use that term...
we just say "passi"

really funny, though.
and i've been in serious mode on my blog of late, so i think this is gonna get me out of it...

June 24, 2007 10:03 PM  
Blogger David_on_the_Lake said...

tzumee is actually yiddish for cocaine..

u thought this post was funny??

June 24, 2007 10:08 PM  
Blogger David_on_the_Lake said...

oh I know...which is why I offered my alternate ending to your story..

June 24, 2007 10:10 PM  
Blogger The Dreamer said...

david - coke? you're absolutely nuts.

June 24, 2007 10:30 PM  
Anonymous m00kie said...

your kid is addicted to sweet carrots and raisins?!


June 25, 2007 12:38 AM  
Blogger David_on_the_Lake said...


oy vey
I hope u dont babysit any ashkenazi kids....

June 25, 2007 10:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great picture. I do so enjoy the moon.

June 25, 2007 12:27 PM  
Blogger socialworker/frustrated mom said...

Funny could be much worse, my Poochie was addicted to her bottle, we said we were throwing the bottles out and said that the garbage men took them, we then had a party.

June 25, 2007 2:51 PM  
Blogger Sara with NO H said...


June 25, 2007 3:19 PM  
Anonymous jemima said...

aah, poor kid. why can't he have his dummy?

June 25, 2007 5:47 PM  
Blogger David_on_the_Lake said...

well then..I have a little treat for you...

hmm so ur saying..we should be partying here? h

u stay out of this..

June 25, 2007 8:57 PM  
Blogger chaverah said...

lol,i was waiting for that innocent end. I guess i know your writing. you are a sneeking one.

June 26, 2007 11:59 AM  
Blogger David_on_the_Lake said...

hmmm I'm becoming too predictable..

June 26, 2007 3:43 PM  
Blogger socialworker/frustrated mom said...

yup just kidding.

June 27, 2007 10:01 AM  

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