Preparations of the Den
Bear kicked Raven out. Honeybun's mother asked that Bear's son (Cub) live with us at least two days a week. We will absolutely do this, but it will shake up our home life for a while. We live in a tiny apartment that is /definitely/ not baby-proofed. I look around, and all I see are a hundred different ways Cub could accidentally hurt himself. We weren't planning to have kids of our own yet, so there are many things that need to be done.
Cub is 3 and speaks exclusively in baby babbles - doctors have said it's due to neglect and bad parenting. He has no understanding of language. He throws incredible tantrums that include throwing objects (and his body) or hitting/scratching because he's had no discipline and gets frustrated when he can't communicate. He can be very violent and screams at ear-piercing levels regularly. He reminds me of a young Helen Keller - feeling alone and confused in a world he cant understand.
Honeybun and I walked around together, considering the changes we are about to make to our home and our lives temporarily. We will hold each-other up and do our best to help Cub grow and learn.