Well, maybe not JUST busy. I may be a bit overwhelmed, excited, etc also :)
Obviously, our household is pretty busy naturally. Add that Doc and Professor just really do keep me on my toes. I hope they get a great home with a TON of patience. I hope the mom will be knowledgeable about severe anxiety and attachment issues. I hope she will be gentle yet effective regarding sleep issues and poop. I hope she will love all three kids dearly. I hope she will be able to keep them and any siblings who come along.
(note: I’m using “she” generically. I am fully aware that some foster dads are AWESOME. I also know they may have two foster moms or two foster dads where they are going next.)
I am trying to get things set up for us being a non-foster home. We have sold a number of items already. I packed up a few things. I need to get a couple boxes to pack up a little more. Seeing as CPS couldn’t give us even 24 hours last time, I just want to have their stuff ready for them in case we have a repeat.
But I’ve also been working on what *I* am doing. I’ve had an increase in number of doctor appointments. I have a few more scheduled as they leave. I have a procedure I’m in the process of getting pre-surgical testing done for. I have plans for some additional training for Heidi. I have some diet and exercise things started (and boy is it hard!). We have grand homeschooling and field trip plans. And I’m planning a trip to Disney (on a major budget).
I’ve also been dreaming of silly things like turning the hot water heater up to a temperature that will allow me to ENJOY my showers. And we’re going to leave the shampoo on the side of the tub! Oh, and I’m going to store canned/bottled drinks in their cardboard boxes ON THE FLOOR of the pantry! Aren’t I a rebel?
Anyway, excuse the hodge podge of a post. Right now, so many things are changing and I’m so excited about it. There is some sadness and worry too; but mostly, I know this is what we need to do right now.