An interesting conversation just occurred. J had just finished her blog and she was doing a double check for errors and I spotted a missing punctuation. She proceeded to have a fit. Hmmmm... It's almost time for bed so I went for her meds and got the defiant "I am NOT going to take them." Fine. I wasn't willing to argue about it so I shut the door on my way out to take the water and meds back to the kitchen. Much wailing, crying and screaming ensued. You're all familiar with this. I put everything up and went back in. I asked her if she would like for me to hold her while she was crying. "No ma'am. I won't cry when you walk out the door. It's just RAD crying. It's all fake. I'll stop it as soon as you shut the door. I'll quit rubbing my eyes too hard too when you're not watching." And she did. It was all I could do not to giggle.
This is not news to me but it sure was interesting that she recognized and admitted it.
It's been a long day of idioms, homophones, prefixes, suffixes, adjectives, verbs and nouns so she is probably exhausted. I know I am.
On the adoption front...during breaks I've made several calls about some kids ages 5-10. Someone has a really funny sense of humor. I had three things on my list that were deal breakers on whether or not I would consider a child. 1. No pet abusers (Puddin's been through enough); 2. No runners (I don't have the energy to chase anymore); 3. No history of false allegations (I don't want to risk a child making a false allegation and J being jerked out of my home until DCFS figures out I'm not a child abuser which in our county this could take years. J doesn't need to be back in that situation again especially since she's just recovering from the traumas of foster care.) Here comes the funny part. Every. single. child. I've inquired about has all 3. Yep. Funny sense of humor. I guess that should show me to never ever put stipulations on what "I" think should happen.
Sidenote: J was placed in my home 10/23/06. The state that she was moved from completed all the paperwork for ICPC and notified our county that J would be arriving and they would need them to monitor placement. They never came. They never called. Until 12/08!!!! They called to tell me they would be monitoring J's placement. Really????? The adoption was completed over a year ago and she's been here for over 2 years. "Oh, there must have been some mistake." Ya think? (The other state gave up after trying for 3 months and hired a private SW to monitor our placement.)