January 6, 2017.
Our first full day as parents.
Remember that difficult question I thought I’d have to answer. I never did, because she already told him for us. I’ll never know the specifics of that conversation but I am grateful it happened.
Early that morning when I was getting him dressed, Bub told me his old mommy said this was going to be his new family, his new mommy, and his new home. I said yes, Bub is that okay? He said yes, it’s okay, but I miss my old mommy.
He met my immediate family and closest friend and her boys. We made a trip to Wal-Mart and I only had to say no a few times. His manners were unreal.
My brother and niece came over with a happy meal from McDonald’s. At the time, the only thing Bub would admit to liking was pizza, spaghetti and cheeseburger happy meals, ketchup and pickle only. Not the healthiest menu items but living in a new home seemed like enough change for awhile.
Nap time wasn’t in the cards for that day either, so I just drove extremely slow to my friend’s house to get in a quick nap. Once we got there, the boys played like they had known each other for years. Wouldn’t it be nice to make friends that easily?
I’m not an expert at this foster mom stuff but my tip for you new moms is lots of grace, especially those first few days. Eat the unhealthy foods, do the familiar routines and be positive about their families, always. It’s the least we can do for these little humans.