Fun day with the respite kids

Saturday, March 02, 2013

We take in respite babysitting, which is just babysitting for other foster parents so they can run errands, have a night out or maybe take a trip without their foster kids. We have had the same 4 sibling group all this past fall and now winter, we have a blast with these 4 kids.

Last night we had 3 of the 4 spend the night. My grown daughter had put together a great donation of junior girls clothes and one of these kids that we had last night is 10 and she had a blast trying on super cute clothes. She is taking home a huge stuffed bag of some adorable outfits. These are clothes from Aeropostle, American Eagle, Hollister, the really super cute expensive stuff. It was shear joy watching her come out with all these adorable skirts and sweaters, little summer tops, shorts, just everything a little 10 yr old could want.

This is the joyful part of foster/respite work. Little does this great little foursome know but we have been told they may be sent back to Florida to live with their grandfather in the next couple of weeks....a not so nice man. But that is another story. Today we will be happy to have them with us and enjoy the company of these kids. We will sure miss them when they travel on to their next destination.

You all have a super Saturday!

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    To give, is to feel glory! You giving your time and energies is so kind! I am sure the other parents truly appreciate what you do.
    1842 days ago
    Teenysmom- I'm glad to hear you can take advantage of respite services and get a break. Sometimes our families tell us that they just sleep!
    1843 days ago
    emoticon Di. Your doing an emoticon job with your foster/respite kids. Keep up the emoticon work. emoticon

    My mentally challenged disabled youngest DD goes to respite care twice a week, 4 hours each time. As Di said, it is designed to give the parents a "time out", to do something for themselves. Even if it is just going back home and sitting & vegging out. I don't get to do that, as I still have my physically disabled DH to take care of, but it is nice to know that DD is having a good time and being takencare of for a bit.
    1844 days ago
    You are awesome!!! I am totally impressed with people like yourself who give so much of your time to help young children who have less than desirable circumstances! Keep up the good work. I feel guilty worrying about my own issue,s when there a lot of needy individuals. We must care for ourselves before we can help others! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1844 days ago
    Such a happy/sad story, Di. Well, now I know what a respite child is!!! :)
    1845 days ago
  • LAMOM6
    Wow, what a blessing you & your family are.
    1845 days ago
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