Saturday, June 27, 2009

So Quiet

Right now I am steadily working on getting the book into it's final layout format before we do a final printing. If you are following me on Facebook or Twitter, however, you can see that it is an annoying task so I am taking way too many breaks.

Bart took Dominyk and Wilson on a Mystery Trip which I am sure he will blog about later, so I won't spoil that for him or you.

Sadie, Leon and Ricardo left on a missions trip this morning for a week. I miss them already. That just leaves Salinda, Rand, Jimmy and Ivan home and you wouldn't believe how quiet it is.

Originally Ivan, Ricardo and Leon's friend, had said he would probably go back to his mom's while Ricardo and Leon were gone on this trip. But last night he told Salinda, "Naw, I think I'll just stay home and hang out with Rand and Jimmy."

I just saw him do his chore without being told. I charged him a hug for me to log him in to the computer (gotta make sure these teens are getting enough affection)

Sometimes doing foster care or adopting a child unofficially is a lot easier and they are certainly much more grateful.... and no visits from the county or paperwork! Isn't he a doll?


A said...

I know you didn't mean it like that - bit I'm gonna say it anyways...

Doing foster care is not easier than adopting and they are not grateful about being in foster care!

Glad Ivan has found a safe loving place with you guys :)

Claudia said...

Oops. I knew someone was going to misunderstand. Ivan isn't in foster care. We aren't adopting him. HE's here with his mom's permission.

That's why I said "Unofficially doing foster care or adopting" -- meaning he is neither.

He's just a friend of our soon to be 9th graders (we have three of them). I think foster care is actually harder than adopting....

but this is neither.