I finally got Little Bit’s social security number!!! He will turn 1 in 11 days. I also was told that his biological grandmother wanted another visit. I told our caseworker that I didn’t feel comfortable with another meeting until I felt there was some sort of forward progression in his case. The caseworker didn’t really say how she felt about it either way (like usual) but said that she had told the grandmother that the date she selected wouldn’t work for me and she didn’t argue or get upset.
I’m hoping that with the CASA worker that the next court date will bring a TPR date. Our CASA worker is incredible and she has done all of the research and homework to make sure that the judge is aware of Little Bit’s mother’s ability to function in the real world, and more importantly on a day to day basis(she can not). The caseworker also told me that his mother still states that she wants use to raise him and that she does not want her family to have him. I just hope that his court date isn’t moved and we can get on with it!
Potato is 7 months old. She has been very cranky lately, but so cute. I really took for granted the way I “knew” why my oldest child was acting a certain way because I knew his biological parents (his father and I). I swear it makes a difference. I still respond in the same way, but maybe my foster babies need something else?!? Maybe I needed something else as a child? Just a thought.
My husband and I have been discussing hiring a cleaning service. Today I called and hired one. I’m not even going to tell him, I am just going to wait and see his reaction tomorrow night. He just thinks that we can do it all, but I know I can’t. So if they come every other week, I think my life will be much less hectic. Now maybe I will hire a lawn service:)
Monday, September 15, 2008
Thursday, September 04, 2008
The bad news is that my poor town still has no electricity from the hurricane, and probably won't for quite awhile. The good news is that we had no damage to our house and are actually visiting with family until the situation is resolved; however long that my be:)
Not much else has been going on in my world. School started back up and I am coaching two cross country teams; one junior high and one high school. I probably run between 7-12 miles a day. I am also coaching my son's school's swim team. I know, I am crazy, but I do love being active.
The babies go to mother's day out twice a week so I will have time to volunteer at William's school. I really love his teacher this year and he is doing a great job in kindergarten. However, I am looking into some magnet programs for him for next year. I am not totally dissatisfied with the school he is at now, but I would love for him to go to a public school. Also, the magnet schools are kick ass! The one I would love for him to be able to attend immerses the students in either french or spanish. How cool to become bilingual. He really is gifted when it comes to grasping languages, words, definitions, etc. Anyway, in the meanwhile I am going to see if I can find a tutor so he and I can take lessons.
I can't believe that in one month little bit will be 1 year old. He is such a big boy now and I enjoy every second with him and potato. Potato is 6 months old and I think she is teething. Also, last time at court her case was changed from reunification to adoption and her case worker is working on the TPR packet probably as I type. No word from Little Bit's grandparents, I guess they lost interest already....