Officially, the court date that was originally scheduled for today has been "trailed" to February 6 for paternity testing. Trailed, as far as I can tell, is a technical legal term that means delayed or rescheduled. (Speak English, you legal people! Geez louise!)
Thus we have a new date on which to focus our prayers, meditations, positive thoughts, magic spells. Whatever you do, we'll take it. Here's what you should aim for:
1. We want the alleged father with the sister who wants Z not to be Z's actual biological father. Would-be auntie needs to go bye-bye, out of the picture, adios. I don't feel bad about that at all.
2. We want the judge to bypass services for Z's mom. I mostly don't feel bad about thinking she doesn't deserve another chance to clean up at the taxpayers' expense. She has blown that before.
3. We want some kind of magical thing where we can keep Z without her mom having to fail. I just cannot think of what that is.
Woo, magical pink thoughts.