Thursday, June 19, 2008

a kid for 2 weeks

david and i took a foster child placement for a vacation placement for another foster family that went on vacation but was not able to take him along. he is 8 years old and he came to stay with us on june 17 and he will go back to his permanent foster home on july 1. we are having a fun vacation with him, since he didnt get to go on his camping vacation we are making sure he has a great time with us. it is crazy to be incharge of a child and they really dont even know you. but so far our friend is a very well behaved child even though he told us he cant have too much sugar because it makes him wild and he told us he is allergic to strawberries and milk but his worker didnt tell us that. he is running errands with mr. dave and then we are going to go for a bike ride when i get done with work. he is looking forward to monday when he gets to go on a boat for the first time. we are going on a ferry ride and big dave will be the captain. if you have kids or are planning on having kids remember how excited the little things in life make them and teach them things they will be better people because of you. i can already see it with our friend and we have only had him a few days when we let him do things instead of doing it for him he has a sense of accomplishment. he took his training wheels off his new bike all by himself and mr dave taught him how to use the wrench and how to know which direction to go. righty tighty and lefty loosey. haha! anyway hope everyone is well and we will keep you updated on our process.

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