Tuesday, May 01, 2007


The following email I sent to my caseworker, agency supervisor, and licensing worker (although mine had her last day tomorrow so I asked it be forwarded to whoever is taking her place):

Hello to my favorite foster care staff! I just wanted to remind you/let you know that my last day of school is June 1. I then have all summer off. What a great time for a placement, especially a newborn as I'll be home all summer and wouldn't have to take time off until they could enter day care. We're ready to add more, especially boys as I know you always seem to have an abundance. Keep us in mind! We'll take them with us on vacation and love on them like crazy!

Yes, we are, I am, crazy. And my friend from "home" better not say a thing! :)

On another note - a HUGE thumbs up to Motrin! Gotta love that Little One can stay up, and keep me up, most of the night crying - for reasons I have yet to determine - only to finally fall asleep at 6 and then be woken up with a 101 fever, to be given Motrin and sent to day care smiling. I prayed they would not call me. He made it through the day! Yay Little One! Yay Motrin! Sad that single working moms have to resort to such means!


Emily said...

I came across your blog today, and I added a link to it from my new foster blog. I'm a brand new to the process potential foster parent...and I'd love to be able to read your blogs for encouragement, advice, etc...and would love to see someone else who is doing it from a single mom perspective as well. I think it's sooo cool to find someone like me. I haven't found many others, so if you have others to suggest, let me know. Also, let me know if it's not okay to link to you... Thanks so much.


Sara said...

You are not crazy!!! :) I think it's absolutely wonderful and incredible and exciting, and all those other good words....


Tamara said...

Woo - hoo!! I can't wait to hear about the next kid-o to arrive!!

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