We got a phone call yesterday. I picked her up after work. She's going to be here until June.
I'm totally flipping out. Good thing we went to the fosterparent meeting and listened to the "stress talk" LOL.
I had no idea that it would be like this....I totally understand now what they say about kids....and feeling like your heart is ripped out and walking around unprotected.
The good thing...no make that: great thing....is that the situation couldn't have worked out any better. She was with another foster mom last night that had too many kids so she couldn't keep her, but the other foster mom was able to fill me in on lots of important details b/c she was familiar with the situation before Social Services stepped in, PLUS, the other foster mom is super nice and I already knew her. She told me that this had to be a “God-thing” b/c the situation this little girl is in is absolutely not normal. She also said that somebody must have been praying….and there most definitely were a lot of prayers going up. *grin*
I’m just in awe. I totally don’t feel worthy or capable but I’m going to grab onto this opportunity and do the best possible job I can. I can’t believe how much I already love her! She is such a doll. I’d post pictures, but you know I can’t do that. =) .....................
Okay...so that first part was this morning. Then she woke up. ROFL. No, I mean that like this: she woke up and was disoriented (naturally, bless her heart) so I had to leave the post and go get her (then she was fine) but when I got back KC had grabbed the phone line and stole my connection. (speaking of which, we're still on dialup....due to unforseen circumstances, namely "Punkin"....the cable has been sidetracked. But we'll get it....eventually. We're going to have to....otherwise my little moments like this while she is napping (like she is now) will be wasted waiting on dialup.
Man, can we say HUGE changes?
Some things I didn't expect:
HOLY MACARONI! We're going to have to invest in goldfish stock!
Desperately needing sippy cups that do not leak. I now walk through the house and in occasional moments find my feet sticking to the floor. Preferrably Dora, as that is (obviously) her favorite character.
I've never seen a kid who loves bananas that much!
Distraction is a wonderful tool when going through the toy section.
the kit kats are jealous. I'm hoping it doesn't cause huge problems.
We don't have enough toys for an almost 3 year old.
I can already see that naptime is going to be WONDERFUL! Seriously!
Is it normal for an almost three year old to fall asleep within a three minute span?
I think Flylady makes much sense now when she speaks of laying out clothes the night before. I think....based on how early I'm now going to have to get up to get her to daycare before I get to work....that laying out clothes is going to be a fabulous idea!
I'm supposed to make a life book for her. I have no idea when I'm going to be able to find time to scrap anything at all, much less her lifebook. But hopefully when things settle in, I'll get a little more time.
I think...Punkin is absolutely adorable, and she's so going to be worth the whole new schedule.
I also think the laundry stopped....I need to get going before Punkin wakes up.