I started a new books series, and I’m HOOKED (to put it lightly). There are five books in the series, and I’m on the last one. I’ve read like a book a day to get to the end of this series – I spent every spare second this week reading! It’s basically a cross between The Hunger Games and The Bachelor. So if you like that series and/or that show, I HIGHLY recommend reading The Selection and the rest of the series!
On Tuesday morning I got some MUCH needed adult conversation with a mama friend, Kati. I had two kids in school, one napping, and the other playing quietly upstairs on his own so we actually got to have a real conversation! Kati is an adoptive mama, and I always seem to have instant connections with other foster/adoptive mamas. I’m so grateful for all of them that are in my life! Kati and I had such a great time talking that I forgot to take a picture with her. Next time!
My kindergartner had a Science/Social Studies Showcase that she was REALLY excited for me to go to with her. Aunt Samara decided to tag along because she actually thinks these things are fun, whereas I… well I have other opinions about them. But I went and kindergarten mommed so hard, y’all. I was impressed with myself. I got thrown into this deal – being a kindergartner’s mom. I missed meet the teacher night and orientation and whatever else people do to prepare themselves for their kids going off to real school so I’m walking in the dark here. But whatever man. There’s only two more weeks of school left so I’m makin’ it by fakin’ it all the way to summatime!
Wednesday we spent the day playing with friends. Joanna is a fellow foster mama so we’ve bonded over our experiences in the trenches of foster care. She is a friend who is near and dear to my heart, and I always love spending time with her and her littles. They always have a great time together and so do we! They boys played all morning long (and watched the trash truck of course) until nap time. Then I put my kids down at her house so we could enjoy some kid-free conversation while they slept. We got three whole hours to talk and still it didn’t seem like enough. That’s the sign of a good friendship right there!
I got to take care of my brother-in-law and sister-in-law’s foster baby yesterday and today. He’s just the sweetest little thing with the most awesome little faux hawk! And the kids are loving having a little baby around to hold and snuggle and rock. Sometimes he may have gotten a little TOO much love and attention!
One of my best friends, Carrie, wrote a blog post about how to support and love foster families. Her post is unique because it comes from her perspective – someone who isn’t a foster mom, but loves and supports her friends that are. I can say from experience that Carrie does all of the things that she wrote about, and she does them well. She truly is one of my biggest supporters and greatest cheerleaders – I wish I could be more like her in that way! You can head over to Wiley Adventures if you want to read it!
Also, our friends over at Embrace, Bruce and Denise Kendrick, allowed us to be their current featured family. You can check out their “featured family” page to read what we have to say about our foster care journey.
Have a good weekend, friends! – Natasha