Here we go....Uncle/Aunt are supposed to have a visit this weekend so I went ahead and made plans for the other boys and I to do activities that are just easier done without a 2 yr old. The older boys are really excited.
I didn't hear from Uncle all day yesterday to confirm, so I texted him at 7pm. I didn't get a response until after 10pm asking me to change his visit from this weekend to next weekend so he can be there for some "2nd chance at life" party" they are having for his sister. I am assuming it's her adoption day party or something similar because she's never had any other issues. I digress....
At first I was thinking how I now have to disappoint my boys and reschedule everything. I literally lost sleep over this garbage! I am tired of jumping when he says jump though, so I texted him back this morning and simply said that this is very last minute and unfortunately I can't change the visit because I already have plans. I also mentioned that I would be willing to bring Choo Choo to the party next weekend if they would like that. Compromise?
No response as of yet...I probably won't hear anything for awhile. What would you have done? I am so tired of my life being ruled by foster care. Yes, we are foster parents and we have a "job" to do, but when we schedule everything (court, staffings, visits, etc) around it already I feel like I have to say STOP at some point. As a side note....after the CM's visit yesterday between March 13 and May 6th we have FIVE court hearings and a staffing!!!!!!! All those babysitters, disrupted schedules, etc! Yep....however this goes at the end of it we see a NICE LONG BREAK from foster care. We need to remember what (sort of) normal looks like :)