I've received an email from Ruby's mother. Shit shit shit. Ruby (not her real name) was the little girl we met on holiday in Malta. After we arrived home, I rang the NSPCC to voice my concerns about her welfare. I wrote about it in an earlier post, here. God knows how her mother found my email address??!!
She sounds completely deranged. I am genuinely freaked out. Without sounding like a complete drama queen (and a doom-mongerer) I read her email and felt utterly chilled.
This is what she wrote. I haven't changed a single comma or full stop or added/removed anything, apart from a couple of names. In several places, I don't even know what she's talking about. Weirdly, she didn't address the email to me (though she obviously knows my name) but instead began with my initial and surname (which I, too, have changed, for obvious reasons). She wrote:
What you heard on that night was not me, slapping her around. "I do not hit my daughter and never have.!!!!"
What you heard was, me really losing my temper with a girl who wanted to act like a teenager,rather than her ten years,and my concerns that she was not eating, properly on holiday. And that maybe she should reside with her Father,if she was not ging to listen or take direction from myself. Your assumption that her behaviour was that of a child frightened is ridiculous, she is a very clever girl, who is very apt at manipulation! Her actions are that of a sulky moody girl, going through a difficult phase in her life, not due to me, but the drug raids we have had with a neighbour for the past 5 years or so. She was saying stop it, because,obviously she wanted me to calm down! Yes taking the Norethiserone,to stop my period, whilst travelling, obviously didnt agree with me, and in hindsight should have read side affects! With an Under active thyroid, I didnt know, I would be more irritated and snappy. But as I say again. " I Did Not Hit My Daughter"
Well J.Smith, I have to say one of your daughters didnt look particulary happy herself. XXXX was around her age?... Was there some reason why they could not mix? Strange! Was that due to her own chioce? Why would you let your daughter wear a political t. shirt in this World Climate.
Oh the Bruises, nearly forgot, she is an extremely picky eater as I have mentioned. This is due to a lack of "Iron" We had the photo to show the lady on my camera she got from, the game machine, ask XXXX and XXXX!....The other faint "BRUISES" were from school.
I was completely exonerated as my capacity to be a parent. From her School, Doctor, Mother and everyone else that knows us!!!
I have to say you broke my writers block, my book back on track! So hopefully it will soon be accepted by an agent to go with my published article and published photographs. Thank you for the experience. I actually find controlled people far more worrying than, those who can let it out. Perhaps you should look into this for your daughters sake! Shame you didn't live next door to Baby P!
I am now considering seeing my solicitor about your accusations...
P.S Your daughters can only "Share" a choclate bar on holiday, because of Gluttony.
Don't know what to say. Obviously, I'm not going to respond, although I would like to ask her - amongst other things - what the hell that loopy 'PS' is all about??!!
And I'm also tempted to write back and say that I would love for her to talk to her solicitor and for her solicitor to get in touch with me asap because I would welcome the opportunity to tell her/him what Eldest and Youngest Daughter and I heard that night. But I think it's best that I stay schtumm. And hope that she goes away. Hope hope hope.
5 years ago