Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Fostering, SEN, Life, January

Note from one of the fosterlings, how bad did I feel :( It obviously wasn't intentional, but after he had gone to bed I went downstairs. By the time I had gone back upstairs I had simply forgot.
Thing is, children in general don't like you making false promises, but understand if it's out of the norm. But foster children have been let down so many times that they can just see it as one more adult not keeping their word. Gave me a little reminder.

We failed miserably to see our Goddaughter, Orla, before Christmas, but luckily hers and Ellas school went back a day later than the fosterlings. So Jeff and me took them both to one of my favourite places, Hampton Court Palace. I never get bored going and Orla was excited as she had never been before.

Making lots of plans - have reduced the planners from last year. Much as it's fun to colour and make things pretty, there's only so many hours in a day, and I'd rather spend it crafting or reading!

Enjoyed being a backing singer for the Quince Players pantomime this year. And the Producer, Director and Musical Director were all amazing when I was struggling with Ella during the last rehearsals and the actual run. And I think I've been bitten by the bug :)

Just a round-up of January. Obviously we had all the Lake Tahoe weather trauma; Ella going, well, I honestly cannot think of word to describe her behaviour; the fosterlings going through transitions so lots of emotions; and then just the day to day 'stuff' that happens with a large, Heinz 57 variety family :)


  1. I hope things get back on an even keel for you ASAP! It's been a rough patch!

    1. Thanks JoJo :) Still a bit rough, but Ella's new meds have helped - and having Jeff back halves the stress! x


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