We’ve completed 21 hours of our foster training after tonight!! Only 9 more hours to go….We’ve started to really enjoy the classes because we’ve bonded with some of the other families and case workers through this intensive training together! We’ve been doing lots of role plays too, which is fun & challenging & makes everyone laugh a lot. The trainer pretends to be an incredibly difficult child and we each get to take a turn being the patient parent. We are definitely worn out from so many nights in a row away from home, and the boys are struggling a bit too. But we’re close to being done so that is something to celebrate!
I dreamed last night that I was holding a baby girl and was singing to her and kissing her head, but suddenly had to bring her to surgery for a scheduled procedure for her. I spent the rest of the dream crawling through mazes trying to get back to her. It’s a dream, of course it doesn’t make sense, but I’m getting increasingly nervous about doing foster care. We still feel its the right direction for us, but that doesn’t mean its any less scary as we get closer to having a baby in our home. My stomach kept getting tied into knots today worrying about how this will affect the boys and their schedule and will they be okay when/if the baby has to leave. Anyone with experience in this area care to chime in?
On a funny note, Dash had me laughing and laughing today. He does and says the funniest things.
This morning he informed Jack Jack that he wasn’t going to live in this house forever. Only until he kissed a girl and then married her. :)
Then, this afternoon, he lectured me that I should stop buying things for Lyla Kate (our favorite girl name) because we didn’t know when she was coming or what size she would be so it was a waste of money to buy clothes or anything else for her!!! He is so right! :)