Tidbits and tough convos
* Today was the first non-crazy day since the boys got here. Well, I guess yesterday wasn’t too crazy either. FINALLY some routine, stability, and familiarity. YASSS. And they seem to have calmed down considerably, which is a relief.
* I may have given Lego three hours straight of computer games today…and you know that’s NOT how I roll. Totally worth it though. I knitted for an hour and a half and then painted for an hour and a half. I feel like my sanity has been completely restored. AND Caterpillar slept through the night for the first time in at least a week last night. So much sanity. YASSS.
* Lego has NO stranger danger. At all. Every kid I’ve ever watched is super shy around strangers and certainly doesn’t chat them up. But whenever Lego wants something, he asks for it. “Hey! Sir!! Excuse me!!” He even had a three minute conversation about gum with the checkout lady at Michaels. Endearing, but definitely not what I’m used to.
My friend called me crying because she got in a fight with her SO.
“Was she crying?”
“Yes, she was.”
“Because she was sad.”
“Because she got in a fight with her SO. Do your parents ever fight?”
(I don’t know why I asked. Sometimes things just pop out of my stupid mouth)
“Yes. This one time my dad choked my mom. And she couldn’t breathe. It was really scary. I had to run to get help.”
Ugh. Poor kid. That’s probably too detailed to blog about. I’ll delete it later.
Out of the blue…
“If Caterpillar gets adopted, her mom will be sad.”
“Oh. Caterpillar is going home to her mommy, just like you.”
“I know, but if she wasn’t, her mommy would be sad and always miss her.”
“You’re very right.”
“If Caterpillar gets adopted, would she have visits still?”
“Caterpillar is not up for adoption. But if she were, she would not have visits every week.”
“That’s so sad for Caterpillar’s mommy.”
Ugh. My heart. And my gosh, does this kid have empathy.