This past weekend we had a four year old little girl for respite Friday through Sunday. When we get short term respite placements, we do our best to spoil the heck out of them! Not in a ‘their long term foster home is going to hate us’ kind of way. We just want them to be absolutely sure of how much they are loved here – even for just a couple of days!
We had lots of fun doing art projects at a fun craft place nearby, followed by dinner at Chick-Fil-A (of course!) which got a resounding – “What? They have a PLAYPLACE??!! This is the best place ever!”
The only thing better than crafts? Crafts under a blacklight!
Sylvia was moderately jealous of sharing my snuggles.
It never fails that any little girl placed with us (with the exception of a couple coming from sexual abuse backgrounds) absolutely soaks up the attention of a positive male role model. I’m always amazed at the difference that Brian’s focused attention makes with them.
We fell in love with this little girl. So sweet. I pray that she is loved unconditionally and thoroughly in her foster home! Sometimes it’s so hard not to wish every respite placement could just move in!