Monthly Archives: October 2009

three for three… or is it four for four?

This morning I went to iron my only pair of khaki’s. The first thing I see is that the iron was plugged in and on. (I am very grateful for automatic shut-off). I start to iron my pants and notice … Continue reading

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why having an advanced degree doesn’t prevent you from being an idiot

If you are a professional in the mental health field and want me to trust you, I will give you a little hint. Tell me you are in over your head. I understand that. Tell me you have never dealt … Continue reading

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rain and another day schooling the fas brain

Yesterday the weather was sunny and almost hot (80 or so for you Yankees-you know who you are dad). Today it is in the low fifties (feels like forties according to Weather.com) and raining. I am freezing. (quit laughing at … Continue reading

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what were we thinking revisited

My husband read my blog the other day. “You know what we were thinking,” he told me. “We wanted to help. We saw a child who needed us. We thought we could help.” Maybe we still can. I don’t know. … Continue reading

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gotta love fas-or perhaps not

Do you remember those good kids I have been writing about? The three I could parent another half dozen just like them? Well the little angels have been scamming on their school work. My nearly eighteen year old daughter had … Continue reading

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what were we thinking? ……… what are we thinking?

Two years ago,about this time of year (actually November,but close enough) my husband and I were debating whether or not to pursue another adoption. We had just painfully disrupted a pre-adoptive placement. The boy in question was the most sexually … Continue reading

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out of the frying pan or one heck of a dilemma

Yesterday was of course court with youngest.While waiting for his case to come up I found out there is one facility that will take him. He will be considered intensive and will have one on one staffing for the first … Continue reading

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nice weekend,not looking forward to tomorrow

We have had a nice weekend. We took the kids to the zoo on Friday. The wonderful thing about homeschooling is we can do things while the rest of the world is at work or in school. The weather was … Continue reading

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the rest of the family

The rest of the family seems to be handling life just fine. The kids at home are much, much lighter since the news youngest will not be returning home anytime in the foreseeable future. We have talked about birth families, … Continue reading

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proccessing

I have been trying to proccess the very real possibility that youngest will not be coming home; perhaps for a long,long time. There are no RTC’s that are willing to take him with his level of aggressiveness. He sure isn’t … Continue reading

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