Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Smothering Them

It was a much calmer day. The boys played video games until Peyton chewed through the cord. Yes, you read that right. He is such a cute little booger and way more active than Kiera is. The girls played dress up, house, and school all day. I swear they can go through some outfits. They had out all my high heels and makeup.

The new three are well behaved and kind to others. I have to force myself to keep from smothering them with hugs and kisses when they remind my children to get along and apologize to each other. I know I will fall in love with them if they are here much longer. It's just so great to be able to tell them a rule and they do their best to follow it. Taelor even got Emma to clean without being forced to. She made it a game for Emma. If you know Emma, you know this had to be some kind of brainwashing or trick. She proudly refers to her self as my laziest child.

I should be sleeping but I can't seem to wind down.

It looks like they will be here until at least next Thursday. Their G Gma doesn't have childcare and has been subpoenaed to testify in the TPR hearing Wednesday. We spoke tonight and she is struggling with all of this. She is so in love with them and knows she will need to let them go. They love her, too. It will be very hard for Michael to leave her. Peyton and Taelor will hurt but I think it will be easier on them.

I was talking about school and grade levels today and found out that I would have 4 in 3rd grade plus a grandchild in 3rd at the same school. I hope they have enough different classes so they aren't in the same class with each other.


Kikilia said...

So will you be keeping the new 3 then?

I think it's awful that g gma wouldn't be able to see them anymore- seems to me like damaging them further... so ridiculous.

Tudu said...

They are here for a week so their G Gma can manage and do her therapies. They have court next Wednesday and she wants me to keep them at least until then. They are considered foster children so they can't formally place them in a family with so many children. Once they sever the parents' rights, they can be placed into an adoptive home. We want to be that home and it looks as though both the G Gma and CW agree. I'm sure they will go back home for a period of time. I'm just not sure how long. We will need to update our homestudy.

Marthavmuffin said...

Omigosh Tudu you exhaust me just reading your story! So glad you are back after your life of crime and move and increase of your family

Kikilia said...

Whoa. I am so glad these kiddos and ggma found you guys. I'm sure that they'll do well and ggma will feel better knowing they are taken care of.

Also glad to hear the arrest has no bearing on any of this.... too bad it had to happen though.

Friend Sloane said...

your children are beautiful. I cant imagine having 9. We have two and they keep us very busy.