Saturday, January 1, 2011

You might be a foster mom if...

I'm stealing this idea from some of my other foster mommy blogging friends!

You might be a foster mom if....

You always have a phone with just in case you get a call from placement

You know what the acronyms GAL, CM, FDS, & TPR mean

You change your plans often because a social worker has to get his/her visit in TODAY!

You ask your husband for another baby for other presents :)

You get crazy stares and comments because your family looks like the United Nations

You love a child the moment s/he comes into your home...even though you just met!

You have every size clothing in storage "just in case"

All your household cleansers and medicines are all locked up

You have more carseats than you do kids

You know that heartbreak can happen, but do it anyway!

You want to be "paper pregnant" and not really pregnant

You have to deal with people that make you want to scream, but do it anyway because you love the kid so much!

You have to get permission to get your kid's hair cut

You cringe over every bump and bruise because you will have to explain it someone

You know how incredibly crazy it all is and you still choose to do it all anyway!!!

I am so excited to see what God has planned for us this year....a GIRL???? Maybe God???? :-)


MamaFoster said...

ah yes, i forgot the bumps and bruises...THAT is a good one and oh so true!!!

Our Journey said...

Yeah..that's a big one when you have a toddler! Sometimes I just don't have an answer for why that bruise is there! lol!

Tammy (aka. Mimi) said...

Oh my... The bumps and bruises! My answer is always, "He/she's a TODDLER! OF COURSE he/she has bruises!"

My agency finalized three adoptions within the same week last year, and the adoption worker said that in ALL THREE CASES, the kids said something along the lines of "YAY!!! We can get hurt now!!!" :-) Sad, but true... It's hard to let our kids be kids when they practically have to live in a padded room.

Mrs. Bird said...

Oh, the bumps and bruises. We have a 2.5 year old who is not very steady on his feet and for some reason can't/won't catch himself when he falls. I freak out every week for visits because he ALWAYS has bruises, especially on his face. And the 14 month learning to walk...UGH!