Just made me realize-

I bet the first day of school is a nightmare for law guardians all around…

He was so excited and proud to start kindergarten today.  It’s the lack of planning and in-your-face rejection of a tender 5 year-old boy at the school doors that most disturbs me.  Did they overbook like it was a flight to Vegas?

He was so excited and proud to start kindergarten today. It’s the lack of planning and in-your-face rejection of a tender 5 year-old boy at the school doors that most disturbs me. Did they overbook like it was a flight to Vegas?

Clem’s brother denied schooling today

Sooooo fucked-up. Despite being fully registered for kindergarten in a public school, he was sent home because the school is out of space. Furthermore the school told Runfostermama that all of the appropriate schools to meet his needs are full.

Runfostermama said this:

"I told the principal that I cannot figure out if he is discriminating against him because he has a disability, is a foster child, is classified based on parents status as homeless, is not white or because I am gay. The last one’s not true."

Glad she has a sense of humor about it. The law guardian even called and wasn’t able to get anywhere. Such a nightmare. Does she get a babysitter for him now while she’s at work?

Fun fact (that I’ve determined to be non-identifying)

Sandy’s family just shared with me that she had an older relative named Clementine.  Made my heart melt.

Sandy’s (every) 6-month permanency meeting went fine. No surprises. I’m paying Asia’s mom to babysit an extra hour so that I can do some retail therapy.

Save the date

Clementine’s adoption court date is TENTATIVELY scheduled for October 30th at 9:30am. (Same week of Sandy’s birthday which kind of makes it bitter sweet)

Sandy

Permanency conference- probably routine but soooooo nervous. Asia wants to come and I’m very glad she will be there with me.

Big story out today on how foster-to-adoptive parents kick their kids out and keep the subsidy checks

I’m glad this is coming into the light…[at least watch the clip from Judge Hamill]

She's too much

  • Me: Sandy-
  • Sandy: Yes, boo-tiful?

Best big sister ever.

Clark and Sandy were VERY serious about their dig in the sand.

A disclaimer- the garden is gorgeous my photos just happen to be only of the dirt!

Clark and Sandy were VERY serious about their dig in the sand.

A disclaimer- the garden is gorgeous my photos just happen to be only of the dirt!

And Sandy met her match with this temperamental swing.

And Sandy met her match with this temperamental swing.

We went to Ara, Ted, Harriet and Clark’s community garden cook-out today and Ara warned me that the kids would get filthy. “Is there a hose?” Yes. Not a problem then.

We knew there was a chance of rain but when you have kids to entertain- you push the limit. Right before it started pouring, Clementine was wandering around in her own dust cloud like Pigpen from Charlie Brown. When the torrential rain came, Sandy refused to get off the stage. She was screaming “RAIN!!!” and her mind was blown.

Something exciting about first pigtails.

Something exciting about first pigtails.

Runfostermama took the kids canoeing in the Bronx River today.  

Meanwhile, Logan came over which saves me from reporting that all I did today was wash a sink of dishes and let the girls smear makeup all over each other’s faces.

Runfostermama took the kids canoeing in the Bronx River today. Meanwhile, Logan came over which saves me from reporting that all I did today was wash a sink of dishes and let the girls smear makeup all over each other’s faces.