So we are coming up on a month of having the boys with us! Although they are sweet and pretty well behaved boys (considering their ages LOL), I feel stressed out every day. My precious baby girl is also having a hard time adjusting. I hear constant yelling because someone took her toy, looked at her toy or called me mommy (they mimic what they hear from her). We are all still getting used to our changes and, although I feel it getting better...we have a long way to go. We've considered a few times early on that maybe we should submit our 30 day notice and just move along. Then I have to think about WHY we are doing this. It's getting us out of our comfort zone. It's putting us OUT there and fulfilling our duty on earth. These boys need a safe and secure home and we have that. So why do I feel frustrated every day? Why do I want to hide in my room? Am I a bad parent? Should we stop fostering? Any advice on how to handle a house full of 3 and under kiddos is greatly appreciated!
I also miss having a social life! I need friends. I need friends to have a girls night and I need friends who want to have play dates. I really think that if we could just get out of the house every now and then, each of us would be better for it.
As far as the plan, it sounds promising, but it's still early. Mom has signed up for all of her classes, shows up to every visit and sounds very focused on getting her life together. There is a hearing in 2 weeks and every 3 months after that. At the 6 month mark, they will see how she is doing and then they will have a better idea of the boys' future. The judge in our county is pretty strict so he expects her to follow her plan perfectly. For the sake of the boys', I do too. Our oldest one obviously misses her and it breaks my heart when he has a sad day!
Now I'm off to get baby girl so we can have a girls only afternoon! :)