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Some roses are red,
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Nemyses

Nemyses

How was your weekend?
Mine?
Well..
Wednesday - Thursday afternoon my 1 year old son inhales a cashew and has to ahve it surgically removed from his lung. Surgery goes flawlessly and Logan comes out chipper.

Early Friday night my wife gets called in as acting Doula to assist one of her clients give birth. Yay Bree! But, leaves me with a very upset 1 year old who refused to sleep based simply on the fact I lack mammaries, which of course means no sleep for dad.

Saturday Morning 10am: Jennifer knocks on my door. Jennifer is a social worker for Child Protective Services, apparently. She is alone and without Sheriff or Police escort.. so this isn't a take my kids visit... *cough* Come on in.. want some coffee? Ignore the house that's been completely trashed while we were in the E.R. / O.R. / Recovery for the last 3 days. Bree is still out with her client, I'm still sleepless and half my kids are out camping with the neighbor, the other half are in underwear / diapers and I have yet to deal with the bucket of cereal dumped in the middle of the living room (speaking of which, I never did find out who did that!). Jennifer informs me that she must lay eyes on and speak with every child on her list. Hey, I'm not nervous, I know my rights and I also know about foster care and how the system works... in Minnesota.. can't be that different here.. right? But I have a problem, Wife is gone, baby is screaming because he's hungry and needs a diaper change and my two eldest are out gold panning. Jennifer politely tells me, while I change a diaper, to gather the flock I have currently. So I do. Half way through, my two eldest enter the house, back a full day early from camping.. apparently home sick. WHAT LUCK! The meeting goes smoothly and actually was quite pleasant despite the subject matter. She tells me, in a genuinely friendly smile that she is just an off hours Agent assigned to any of the 24 hour calls (that is the "get here quick" calls) and the the real Social worker will be assigned on monday.. that this visit was just an assessment but sadly she cannot close out her end of the assessment until she speak with the WHOLE family... that means bree. She has me leave a message for Bree "Hiyas hun, just calling to let you know CPS is here, but don't worry Finish your job there and call me back when you can.. thanks hun.. love you." *click* ... and don't forget to pick up butter on your way home... lol. yeah. Jennifer leaves with instructions to call as soon as Bree gets home.
bree gets home.
We bloody knuckles, heads, feet and elbows cleaning the house.
Call Jennifer.
4pm Jennifer is back... says the same things... smiles.. is friendly ... leaves.

Sunday: Explain to the kids what CPS is.. Explain to Caleb he's not being taken away..
12:30pm Ly calls to set up an appointment for Monday at 10am. He ensures that ALL kids and family members in question will be there.

Monday 10am: Ly knocks on the door. He informs us that this is routine and that we are in no way under investigation for abuse. The call came in from a state side source (meaning either DSHS or the hospital.) But despite all that he still has to interview every child able to speak... Alone. So I make breakfast.
after all the kids get their interview it's our turn. He checks his records and sees that Bree was a foster child herself, I inform him that I was raised on the other side of that coin. As my parents Fostered kids as well as raise us. My parents Foster Care eventually turned into a group home for trouble teens. Which gave us kids a unique perspective growing up.
Ly stops being professional for a second and informs us that we should look into foster care ourselves... he says its extremely hard to find GOOD people for foster care and that he thinks we'd make the perfect family for it. Provided we get our own place and not renting.

SO... after that monster post, I'd like to say, my weekend friggin rocked... not at first... at first it just kept going from bad to worse... but by Monday night Both me and my wife were grinning and feeling quite... proud. Apparently despite the hardships and pitfalls we've faced these last 5 years, we've done something right.

You always hope you're doing a decent job of parenting and you hope you're doing things right and having the state called into your home on nefarious means and leave your house telling you you're a shining example of what a family should be... well, yeah, its nice to have a confirmation. :)

I want to thank Jennifer and Ly both for shedding a lot of light on a scary situation and for just being good people. Thank you.

LOL so again... how was your weekend?
NeoReloaded

NeoReloaded

Friends list clean up inbound! Only the strong will survive...
NHFLGuy1983

NHFLGuy1983

I hope everyone is okay with that twister out there. I'm praying for you all.
Nihilus

Nihilus

Pitié, dis leur de mettre leurs putains de chaussures de golfs !
Nineresh

Nineresh

Tittar på Knight Rider... Vilken lirare! :D
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