Thursday, April 24, 2008

So far, so good

Esther, our new foster child, seems to be adapting well to her new environment. With its satellite TV, wireless Internet and squeaking toys, the ayatollah compound is worlds apart from Esther's old home on her cloistered West Texas ranch. The technology of the modern world was completely foreign to young Esther, but she has already mastered the dishwasher and vacuum. God willing, she will take to the hedgetrimmers with similar aplomb and lack of bloodshed.

Esther misses her mother greatly, but she has confided in me that she is happy to be away from the Yearning for Zion Ranch. Though she described certain idyllic charms consistent with a typical third-world upbringing, Esther also spoke of an atmosphere of cruelty at the polygamist compound. Worst of all, she said, was the constant teasing and ridicule of the other children, who had been calling her a spinster since her 11th birthday.

8 comments:

Nevis said...

We need to get pictures of Esther!

Ayatollah Mugsy said...

I'm not sure if she is ready for that, Nevis. She may fear the camera would steal her soul.

Ayatollah Mugsy said...

I'm not sure if she is ready for that, Nevis. She may fear the camera would steal her soul.

Nan and B.A.G.S. the pug said...

Well she sounds like a human girl... so the Harem is okay with this change. After all.. someone has to take care of your food intake my husband!

PS please send her over to the harem compound - we need a tidy up as well with all our eating of bonbons and such.

Sarah O. said...

I sincerely hope young Wendell is behaving himself around the Spinster Esther.

sarah s. said...

Children can be so cruel. At least Esther has found respite with you and Wendell.

Quasi said...

Mugsy, I was asking my human the other day: were there any pets on the compound? If so, who is feeding them????

Ayatollah Mugsy said...

Good question, Quasi. I have not heard of any pets on the compound, but I will look into this.