... I'm admitting this out loud, but ...

I'm blogging right now to try to get away from the accusatory voices of the presidential debate on t.v. I know, I know. I should be more involved. I should care. I will vote (thanks, ladies of the early 20th century, who helped the rest of us ladies have the opportunity to vote).

But after days of angry parents and angry social workers, I just don't like the intensity. I'll read it in the paper tomorrow.

The highlight of my social work this week was playing with a precious, blond two year old girl, who held my hands, jumped up and down on her "big girl" bed and wanted to sing "Row, row, row, your boat."

This meant that Lisa sings the song, and Little Girl sings, "row, row, row, row, row, row, row." Foster Adopt Mom, who didn't mind a smidge that Little Girl was using her bed as a trampoline, smiled gently. On a whim I asked Little Girl where her mom was and her eyes got huge, her smile bright and she squealed and pointed to Foster Adopt Mom.

Thanks, Foster Adopt Mom. You've done a good job and I've got a beautifully adjusted and attached girly-kins on my caseload. I don't worry about this Little One when I go home at night. ;)


  1. Kylee on September 27, 2008 at 10:07 AM

    Don't feel too guilty I didn't even have the debate one. I wanted to watch it, but I watched a movie with Katelyn instead.
    I am glad that you don't have to worry about that little one at the end of the day. Sounds like she is doing well.
    Love you.

  2. Jorge on September 27, 2008 at 5:19 PM

    May all blessings come to this little girl, her Foster Adopt-Mom and to you for what you are doing. It's nice to win a few occassionally :-)
    Be well,

  3. Sarah's Blog on September 28, 2008 at 7:56 AM

    Let me just say you didn't miss much.... I will vote this year BUT I am not sure if I am happy about it yet. I guess time will tell. Have I ever told you I LOVE THE WAY YOU WRITE! Please write a book (comedy novel) so I can just stay in Lisa's world for a few hours. I am glad that you were able to experience a little bit of goodness with your work. It helps you to fight another day I am sure.
    Love ya

  4. meg on September 29, 2008 at 11:26 AM

    I felt absolutely no guilt at all- I popped in a DVD & worked on a girly craft project :-)
    Those are the happy ending we pray about for all the little lost children- blessings on that little family.

  5. t i m on October 6, 2008 at 8:02 PM

    Even residing in the UK, it seems there's no escaping the US election coverage so I was left with no choice but to embrace Sarah Palin. ;)


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