Friday, May 27, 2011

Sometimes It's Nice To Be Normal

Here's a secret that I will deny if you tell anybody. I love drama. It's a personality flaw that is beyond repairable. Is someone having a bad day? hates their job? fighting with their Mother in law? Please! Come sit next to me- I want to hear about it. Foster care provides a lot of material for my drama addiction.

Every once in a while though, I wonder how other people do it. The people who have children that resemble them and never wonder when their precious baby will be ripped from their arms and moved into the poorest part of the city. What do you do with your time when there are no caseworker visits or court dates. What does it feel like to know for certain that the county will not be calling you today with a baby? I won't ever know for sure, but we took some time this week to just enjoy life as if we are a normal family- No drama.

We played a little softball

Painted a little watercolor

And put away baskets for kids that we are clearly not seeing for Easter.

Being normal isn't my cup of tea, but it's fun to pretend every now and then. The cherry on top of our normal sundae came from Baby 4:

4: "Why do you love me?"
Me:"Because we're family. I will always love you no matter what."
4: "Because you're my Mom."


  1. omggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggg i crieddddddddddd!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!