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Sunday, March 14, 2010


Thursday morning we were blessed with three sweet amazing cute kids. The kids have adjusted AMAZINGLY well, us as the foster parents... well we are working on adjusting. I have decided being pregnant is by far the much easier was of being a parent, and this is why....
1- you know about around the time the kid can come that way you can prepare and get things you know you will need

2- you are used to lack of sleep because you were so uncomfortable while pregnant that you learned to manage.

3- you have a baby and usually one at a time

4- you know the child and for the most part are able to tell what the need

More to come I am sure.

Don't think that i don't feel blessed, because I am overwhelmed with how lucky we are right now. Tears well up in my eyes quite often.

Monday, March 8, 2010

This Saturday I babysat four kids 9 year old boy, a 4 year old girl, a 2 year old little boy and a 5 month old infant. To say the least it was a day, there was ruining someone's playing card, there was hitting, there was my 3 month old puppy being thrown off the top bunk bed, there was a baby that wouldn't sleep for more then 15 minutes at a time, this same baby was also exercising her vocal chords with screaming. Needles to say I kept looking at the clock waiting for the time when mom and dad would come pick them up and I could tattle on them and send them on their way. I for the first time "knew" there was no way that I was fit for foster care, I was having a hard time babysitting how could I handle having kids left and my house and being their "mom" I was ready to call and say "just kidding I don't think I am cut out to be a foster mom" and then the kids were gone and my house was so deafeningly quiet. So now just new rules,
1- dogs are not aloud on the bed during "play time"
2- If you break it you do chores to earn money to replace it
3- Babies must nap longer then 15 minutes
4- "exercising the vocal chords" is only aloud somewhere else when I am not there
5- adults get nap time too
6- hitting is not okay and I will chop off your hands no questions asked

Now I am sure this list will grow greatly.

Now I know better then to whine to everyone about how quiet my house is, I however will still continue to whine about it until I get a noisy house again..