Snakes, And A Promise Kept

Well, my brother who currently has my sister Amanda (adult with disability) in his care here in Michigan said that he will not allow me to visit her until I delete or rescind my post about snakes and narcissists.

I said that’s not how it works — I do not delete stuff. But if you change behavior, I will be glad to write about it.

In fact, I said, I will write about this conversation. I promise!

If I see behavior that is conciliatory, and in Amanda’s best interest, I might even apologize for the thing about snakes.

I would like nothing more than to be wrong about these people!

But there I go, being optimistic again.

Anyway, I am planning to take Amanda to movies — FINALLY — on Friday.

Can there be a light at the end of the tunnel?!  Oh please, please, please say there is….



About Nancy J. Bailey

Artist, author, bad karaoke singer. Woodsy ragamuffin. Mom of a horse named Clifford who plays fetch and paints with watercolors. He visits libraries and schools with me, to promote literacy and making the world a better place. Yes, he is house trained, no, he doesn't live in my house! I have written three books about Clifford. But my newest book, THE NORTH SIDE OF DOWN, is co-written by my awesome sister Amanda, who has Down syndrome. Her unexpected one-liner wisecracks can always make me laugh. If you make me laugh, you've made my day!
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2 Responses to Snakes, And A Promise Kept

  1. Katrina Olmstead-Gonzales says:

    I read The North Side of Down. It was a funny, serious, devastating, and brutally honest work of journalism. Personally knowing the family, I found it was a well-written memoir from one siblings point of view of growing up in that family.


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