Monday, September 10, 2007


Girlie had a great day yesterday. McDonalds was fine. Bio mom asked a lot of appropriate questions about her, wanting to know about her day, etc. I've had parents in the past who have basically ignored their child during the visit, only to grill me about MY life. She only fed Girlie french fries for lunch which was interesting. I had gotten each of the kids half a cheeseburger, some fries, and some apples. Girlie only touched the fries and her mom just kept giving her more, plus holding containers of ketchup (she went through 2 or 3!). Her mom said how much she loves fries. I kept thinking, yes but shouldn't she eat some other things too??? But I didn't say a word. Mom did well with her. There was one time where she came to me instead of mom and I think it hurt mom's feelings a little, but I played it off as her being silly. The funniest was when mom took her shoes off in the play area and I thought to myself, "That is where Girlie gets her flat feet!" They both have the flattest feet I've ever seen! :) It was cute. I brought some pics that I printed out for her and put in a little albumn, and my camera to take some pics as well. You can tell that she dressed "up" so to speak, trying to make the best impression. A little low cut and short, but most likely her nicest outfit. :) She asked toward the end if I was busy next Friday, she wants Girlie's ears repierced as she is afraid the holes have grown closed. I can't imagine trying to keep earrings in her! She doesn't even keep "pretties" in her hair, but pulls them out and breaks them! I told her I didn't know as I didn't have my calendar. I'm thinking if she really wants to do that they can do it during a visit. Plus, the cw paid for our meal and she brought nothing like a cake or gift, so I don't know how she could afford to pay for her ears. I'm not. Olivia can't get hers pierced until she's 10. :) I also was a bit taken aback at the end when she walked out to the car with us. Olivia asked where she was going and I said she was going to her car to go home too, she said Oh, my ride left I was going to ask if you could drop me off. I did, no problem, but I was surprised. PLUS, my school ID was sitting on the floor and I quickly covered it up. I don't want her to know my last name. You just never know. All in all, I would say it went well.


Julie said...

OH MY! I am a little scared that you gave her a ride but you have to just go with your gut on those things- I am sure you felt safe. I guess now you know where she lives. I am glad you got some pics of the day- it would be cool if you had gottten a pic of their feet together! :) That is too cute!! I hear you on the ear piercing- I don't think I am up for that either- I think they are old enough when they can take care of them. I am glad Gs mom hasn't requested such a thing. I don't think the cw would go for it here. I hope not anyway. It sounds like it was a good day. yea!

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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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