Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Southeastern PA
As I was reading, I was thinking what terrible news Rick - as I read more, I am excited. I hope the new place is all that you want it to be, and that it's possible for you.
Stan, that's so cool that the business owner saw something in you and gave you that opportunity, way back when in the day. LOL.
I don't remember if I told you all or not, but on Tues, I was told that the new kid would be moving out next Tues. He ran away from his last foster home, and she's only about a 20 min drive from me. They feared he would run away from me too, so wanted to move him to the other office that's miles away.
I put up a fight, and was successful, he is staying with me. And what's adorable, is that the kid is really happy about that. He says he wants to be with me, as he can see that I get on kids but only when they deserve it. I said, yes that's right, this is my house, my life, and my stress levels and I don't need to live in massive stress. He was shocked that I viewed it this way.
He's a keeper. Not saying he's going to be perfect, or easy, but I like his attitude.
He's having a hell of a time not calling me Miss Alex though, every time I tell him that it's just Alex. I hate being called Miss Alex, and I think it's the product of stupid people, who think it's respectful. Well a kid could easily say F you Miss Alex, is that respectful? To me kids show respect with how they behave, and I don't need to force them to call me something that's just dumb.