Single, 27 years old, full-time working foster mom

Certain Proof: A Question of Worth - YouTube

Today during PD at work, we watched this documentary. It follows three children with Cerebral Palsy and some of the challenges they face. One of the biggest challenges being that most people don’t presume competence.

I could feel the lump in my throat within five minutes of the documentary starting. My immediate thought was of Buddha. No, he doesn’t have a diagnosis of CP, but he is so similar to one of the kids in the film. Sometimes I think people look at him and just don’t bother doing things with him because “he doesn’t know.” Well, I think he does know.

For the first 20 mins or so of the film, I had to blink away the tears. And finally, it was too much…I walked out. All I saw in that film was Buddha and I couldn’t handle it.

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I got to meet one of my tumblr faves yesterday. We had talked numerous times over the phone, but, living quite far from each other, we had never met.

Of course, she was fantastic and the meet up was way too short. Buddha obviously loved her!

It was so so nice to finally meet up with someone who gets it.

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http://www.trustmeimamom.com/2014/04/special-needs-mom-friends.html

Yep.

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No, I don’t have a baby girl, but I couldn’t pass up this sweet little dress at Old Navy.

No, I don’t have a baby girl, but I couldn’t pass up this sweet little dress at Old Navy.

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I need to find a new job stat.

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Had to say no.

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They are electronic toys, so soaking probably isn’t an option.

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Buddha was given some brand new toys at Christmas from a member of his biological family. It was very thoughtful, however, the toys (they are hard plastic) reek of cigarette smoke.

Any tips on getting the smoke smell out of toys?

I’ve tried Clorox wipes and have had them airing out in the garage for the last couple of months and they are still smokey.

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I need a bigger house or a finished basement. Either will do.

Oh and some money to finance it all. My house is overrun with all things Buddha/foster care related. I need to do some major spring cleaning.

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I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again.

Parenting a child with special needs is so isolating. Oh how I wish I could find someone local who gets it.

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