Single, 28 years old, full-time working foster mom

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This never happens anymore. Honestly, I can’t remember the last time he sat still long enough to fall asleep on me. 

Normally, I wouldn’t let him sleep this late in the day, too close to bedtime, but I think I’ll let it slide today and soak it up.

This never happens anymore. Honestly, I can’t remember the last time he sat still long enough to fall asleep on me.

Normally, I wouldn’t let him sleep this late in the day, too close to bedtime, but I think I’ll let it slide today and soak it up.

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Today is Buddha’s first day off of seizure meds since I brought him home 2.5 years ago. From what I’ve been told, Topamax has a half life of 19-25 hours, so by tomorrow morning, it should all be out of his system. I’ve never seen Buddha off of seizure meds.

Fingers crossed that the seizures continue to stay away.

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"I mean, you must love him to an extent."

"I’m sure it’s more than just a job to you."

Both of these were said to me by “friends” at work this week in regards to Buddha and my “job” as a foster parent. I was (and still am) completely offended.

Why is it so hard for people to realize that you can love a child unconditionally, even if you didn’t give birth to them? I would trade spots with him in an instant to spare him the hurt he’s been through. Would I love him more if I adopted him? Maybe. Still then, I’m sure my love for him would be different than their love for their bio child.

And being a mom to Buddha is not a job. It’s a privilege. If I considered it a job, I’d quit…long hours, shitty pay and lots of meetings and paperwork.

I’m a mom. I’m not a caretaker or glorified babysitter!

I need to find some new friends.

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Last vision therapy session just happened with his early intervention (EI) therapist.

He was stellar (better than last time, thank goodness).

Goodbyes and thank yous were said.

She cried.

I cried.

He’ll be starting school next month, so it had to come to an end, but his EI therapists have been a godsend and I owe so much to them.

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