The newest foster children.
Big D is 4 almost 5 and he's not actually very big. All his clothes are too big, though. He is the one who probably inflicted most of the bruises on his siblings with a kendema, but I don't think he's actually a really mean kid. Neglect is the culprit here. Things will escalate and get out of hand if no one is watching and guiding and supervising. He is super duper interested in the chickens. He checked the nesting boxes over and over all day and brought in one egg at a time. Considering we get 20 eggs a day that was a lot of trips to the hen house. He likes to help. I had him peel a dozen apples on the apple peeler yesterday and he was a stick-to-it worker and proud of his accomplishment. He doesn't like most food and asked for fruit loops and sugar so far, but he did eat an apple. He's in headstart which gives us a break because he is the most intense.
Little D is pretty mellow, but he can also yell and holler at his siblings to protect his rights. He can tease, too. He's 2 nearly 3 and talks like nobody's business. He's a pretty good size for his age. He can play outside like the rest of them. There's no leaving him behind. He eats better than the other two. He can whine. None have learned how to ask properly.Whenever he is unhappy or in trouble or anything he makes sure to bang his head hard on the wall or floor or chair to make himself the victim.
Then there's the Princess. Well, actually, Tough Cookie would better describe her, but it doesn't make a very good name and she has her girly girl side for sure. She loves dolls and is quiet. She loves to help. She's 3 going on 4. She's unfazed. She can play by herself in her own little make-believe-world. She is picky about her food but at least she finds things she likes and then goes around and takes it from her brothers...
They are all potty trained!! WHO HOOO!!! lol
Nighttime is a nightmare. Going to bed is the ultimate punishment (apparently). Every time they wake up the crying starts all over again and there is no consoling them.They sleep on the floor instead of the bed. They take off their pajama tops and wake up cold in the middle of the room with nothing to warm them .
I'm getting a clothes voucher this morning, so big shopping trip because we really need those clothes and shoes.
It is a bit disturbing that people outside the case can tell me things that they probably shouldn't know.... I'm pretty sure there has been a confidentiality breach somewhere that is a bit more than unusual.
And.... since Missy has a lot more to focus on than just herself she's managed to get to school on time and do what she's suppose to do. That's nice.