Friday, May 25, 2007


It has been a long long long week. Whew! I finished painting my upstairs loft/attic, moved all of my stuff downstairs to Olivia's room and the kitchen, moved all the boys stuff up, and tonight is their first night in their new room. I'm going to try to get their old/ Olivia's new/ room painted tonight and tomorrow and hopefully move her stuff into it Sunday/Monday. We'll see, but that's the plan. Then I can move myself into her room. Beyond that I have the hallway and stairway to the basement to paint and I'm DONE with painting!!! I hope to finish it all by the end of June when my parents arrive, but we'll see.

On top of that, Little One has had some interesting days. Monday he moved into the toddler room at day care. They hadn't moved him there earlier only because he doesn't quite walk yet, but that's his age group, so they decided to move him there anyway. I think it's good to be around walkers and his age, so I was fine with it. Tuesday a little boy in the room bit and scratched his nose. It happens, it's pretty normal for that age. He of course had a visit with mom the next day. I had meant to call the cw to give him a heads up but it was crazy at home and I forgot. The next morning before his visit the same boy bit him twice on the arm. He had also bit his back the day before, but I didn't know about that and hadn't seen that as I hadn't searched him or anything. Anyway, I got this big email from the cw asking if I knew about this and didn't say anything. I told him I had forgotten to call and didn't know anything about what had happened that day as I hadn't picked him up yet. He went on about how upset the mom was about how he was being cared for and that she was thinking of calling DCFS. Oh please, are you kidding. It has nothing to do with him being cared for in a bad way. It was a child biting another child, it happens. Yes, the second day he should have been watched much more carefully, but I had nothing to do with that. I'm so tired of it. He was supposed to come today for our weekly home visit and as the last two weeks, didn't show. Whatever.

Also, this was the last full week of school. We have kids Tues and Wed, institute day on Thurs, then one hour on Fri next week. I don't have kids that day as I don't have a homeroom. It's been hard though because our grades were due by the end of the day Tues. so what's the point of doing a whole lot. It's also EXTREMELY hot in my classroom!!!

My nice new kitchen has also had some updates so to speak. The nice new microwave already broke and had to be replaced! Also, my nice new dishwasher leaked all over my floor!!! Both were fixed for free though! Hopefully we're good to go now.

What a week!


Julie said...

Poor little one! I hate the biting- I am so impressed with all your work! I trully don't know how you do it! I was excited to get the laundry done and put away this weekend!

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I am a single mom to four amazing kids; each of whom just happen to have been adopted. The first three were adopted through foster care, and we just completed an international adoption from Haiti. Our family has grown through adoption and I am all the more blessed to know each of my children. I worship a mighty God, teach Special Ed, love bargains, and am inspired by Pinterest... come along with us for the ride!

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