Wednesday, July 30, 2008


Well the boys left today around 11am. I was sad to see them go, but glad to know they were going to grandparents who love them and want to do what's best for them. I heard later from the worker. When she was at the house helping them "unpack" things grandma was asking her how to make a bottle! Then when she took out the baby cereal she asked what to do with it! I am not sure of her age, but know that her children are in their early thirties. She has no clue and is very overwhelmed. I just really worry for W and how "hard" he is anyway. I think even a "typical" 6 month old would be difficult for them, but he is going to really be a handful. I did hear that grandma took off all the next week from work to help them settle and transition more easily. I'm very proud of her for that. I wish we lived closer to each other so I could help out, but they live about 30-45 min north of us. I wonder if I haven't seen the last of W...


ali said...

gosh, foster parenting is HARD and in my state(NH) grandparents that "step up" get NO help of any kind, so that must be tough too. i doubt youve seen the last of W either! when we fostered in the early and mid 90's, it was all TEENAGERS LOL. my oldest kids were little then, boy, they gave me a run for my money! but my non-sleeping 12 month old is whats got my yawning today UGH! how do we do it? im too old for this lol

Julie said...

It is a good sign she even asked- most won't- sadly- praying for W!

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