March 9th is the next great date on the calendar. The omnibus hearing. 1:30, Courtroom 4.
It is less than two weeks away.
If nothing else comes out of it, I hope it makes it into the legal news of our paper. Do they still do legal news in the Duluth News Tribune? Or has it been replaced by pictures of some body's grandchildren eating cotton candy four years ago in some city a thousand miles away?
We are nothing, if not up to date on local news.
I want his workplace to have the opportunity of thumbing through the newspaper and seeing his name. I want them to realize that an employee that they send out door to door in our community has been charged with being a pedophile. I want to be the fly on the wall when they call him in and ask "What the fuck is this???"
Oh, but THAT'S RIGHT! He has a big fancy lawyer! I'm sure he'll be able to threaten to sue them if they fire him. After all, we all have an absolute RIGHT to enjoy the company of a pedophile on our doorstep.
Not that I'm bitter or anything.
Not that I don't ENJOY having to deal with the devastation that he has left behind.
Not that, you know, I don't wish him a FABULOUS day!
I've learned many new terms and phrases in the wake of this mess. I, for one, have the title of "the non-offending parent". I like to call myself "NOP" for short. (I am in the process of writing a next generation Dr. Seuss book about my experience with the legal system. It will be called "Hop On Nop") I discovered this term while perusing Amazon for books written by people in my situation. There aren't many and some (thank you Amazon for the option to read a page from the book)seem to simply be streams of consciousness vomited out onto paper.
As opposed to streams of consciousness vomited out onto the internet.
I did order one that was written specifically by a mom navigating the legal system. It was .88 cents so I thought I would take a risk.
I am already planning what to do on March 9th when we get out of the courtroom. It will be a big deal for me and my daughter will be taking pictures. That's all I'll say for now.
Except that it doesn't involve handguns.
Or pole dancing.
I do, after all, have standards.
I have an update on Zelda! I have found her in a music video!