Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Am I crazy?

I like having four kids.  Does that make me crazy?  Yes, I am a single mom. I go to a lot of appointments for the kids by myself. When I go somewhere, like the grocery store, I take 2 or 3 of them with me.  People do give me strange looks and I get the usual comments "you have your hands full"  and if the people know me even a little bit and know I am a foster parent, I get the  ever-popular "I could never do it".  I have started answering them, "well, you know, I've learned in foster care IT'S NOT ABOUT YOU" .

Anyway, tonight I was picking up Ben from church and I had baby boy with me.  Someone who knows me very well and is a huge supporter of adoption and knows I have been a foster parent for 12 years was actually surprised when I said yes I would adopt baby boy if the case went that way.  I believe her exact words were "wow, 4 kids" (she and her husband have 6).  did she really think that after caring for this little angel for 1-2 or more years in foster care I would just hand him over to someone else to adopt?  She does not know me as well as I thought.  (oh, and she mentioned my age which really ticked me off, like I'm too old for a baby, which ok, I have thought too, but she didn't have to say it out loud. :0)

I still have 2 spots open in my license and by golly if the agency called me again, I might just say yes to another one!  (if they are potty trained! , LOL)  so, yes I guess I am crazy.

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