Not in the brochure: missing experiences

After our foster son's birthday party guests left the other day, we invited our 12 year old to sit down in a chair in the middle of the kitchen. "Close your eyes," mama said. "I've got something for you that you've always wanted." Then, smash! The remnants of baby's smash cake went right into his … Continue reading Not in the brochure: missing experiences

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Not in the brochure: All the appointments

Today, I got to take one of the kids to the doctor. It was a role reversal, as my wife handles 99 percent of the appointments. The volume of doctor visits, therapies and visitations... these certainly weren't in the brochure when we became foster parents. I'm not complaining, mind you, it's just one of the … Continue reading Not in the brochure: All the appointments