Yeah that's fair enough. I've just spent the last 2.5 months reading ASOIAF, with all of its Martyns, Olyvars, and Myrandas, and was truly startled to see a Martyn outside of that context, especially within a fundie context.
I can't judge the laundry basket. I used one as a pen for my Chihuahua when he was a puppy, and it worked pretty well for corralling him until he got big enough to need a crate. Unfortunately, that means as an adult he still sees them and thinks they're home and will try to vault into them. LOL
I really dislike when people pierce babies' ears. My mother did that to me when I was a toddler, and they aggravated me so much that I pulled on them and clawed at them until they bled. My dad made her take them out, the piercings have closed up, and now in my early 30s I still don't have pierced ears.
I just feel like someone should be old enough to express an interest/provide consent before having their ears pierced.
My family is pretty wild admittedly, but I've relatives who were murdered or were murderers themselves.
Someone I went to school with also murdered someone.
Damn I think I might know more murderers than murder victims. Sad either way though.
I'm envisioning Jill calling them multiple times a day. "Do you miss us? We're SEVERELY grieving your absence, Nurie. Do you miss us? Do you want me to mail you some Plexus? DO YOU MISS US?"
And Nurie's internal dialogue is something along the line of "Why would I miss you, you insufferable cunt? Of course, I'm HOMESICK, Mommy Dearest! Kthnxbye"