Well.... we have survived the first week of foster parenting, it wasn't pretty but we are all here - tears, laughter and *hopefully* living lice-free. FYI... regarding lice - a natural homeopathic remedy for lice removal is Tea Tree Oil.
Yesterday, we went to Chuck E Cheese after the girls visit with the birth parents. Chuck E came out to greet the kids and Big Girl ran up to hug him, little girl followed and as soon as they were about 2 feet away from each other she let out a blood curdling scream and ran right into my arms. Duane and I were half laughing and half crying because of the meaning of the situation. I'm lucky/happy to know she trusts me enough to protect her. On the way home we did our little family tradition of favorite moment of the day. When asked, Big Girl stated that being at Chuck E Cheese and meeting him in person was her favorite moment. This kid is brutally honest and I think she is finally starting to attach to us. Little girl is two. Nothing.More.To.Say.
Duane woke up really early today to attach a tetherball to a pole for big girl and spent the day off an on- Don't forget we had our pretty dress with flowers in our hair picnic today. This evening while they were playing, we encountered some problems. First, Big Girl accused Duane of cheating, which he handled really well and then she got sassy and made a comment about her parents being better at tetherball and that Duane is *just* a foster parent. We spoke with Big Girl this evening regarding the matter after her bath, while we cleaned under her toenails that I don't think have been cleaned for about a year. We reminded Big Girl about how lucky she is to have so many parents in her life caring for her and how we need to think about words, how they are connected to our feelings and how Duane and I plan to take really good care of both her an little girl while they are in our care - whether it be a month or a lifetime. Duane will be fine; his wounds will heal, he is a sensitive soul.
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