Okay here's the current update for And Baby Makes Five.......
Where was I...... Okay.
I'll start with Monday. It was a very busy day for April. She had her mother, her mothers boyfriend, her other sister (who is eighteen, pregnant and due in December) Yeah I know right... and the DCYF representative over at the house so they all could tell their side of the story about Kayla neglecting Joslyn. I guess it went fairly smooth, just a few stressful moments.
April's mother uses an array of very colorful language.... and no I don't mean the wonderful colors of the rainbow either.
Her favorite metaphor is, starts with an Fand ends with K. She uses it to describe just about everything and anything. Let's not talk about when she gets angry either, which happens a lot. And it isn't a nice sight if you get caught out in public with her..... she doesn't hold any punches. Whether you're a a cashier, bank teller or even a priest, you get generously sprinkled with a heaping dose of Fwonder.
So anyway, despite her mother saying Kayla was F'n garbage to her, trash etc... you get the picture, the lady mostly listened to April, which you all know is pretty level headed..... most of the time anyway. The DCYF representative was understanding about the situation and realized there was reason for her to be concerned for Joslyn, but she also reiterated to April that she is there to represent the child, and she can only disclose information about the case to Joslyn's guardian........ which happens to be Kayla.
She told April that she would contact Kayla and set up a meeting with her as well, so she could go over the case with her and allow her tell her side of the story.
Sounds fair, but was a little stressful for April.
Oh by the way, we all have become VERY attached to Joslyn. So giving her back would be very hard. Probably not the wisest thing for us to do......... getting attached.
We could never be regular foster parents. We would end up adopting all the children we fostered..... I guess that's what happens when you have a big ridiculous heart.
Okay.... on to the weeks events. So April kept texting Kayla, to open up a line of communication with her. We know it would be better to do it calmly rather than getting angry. After all we have to remember that this is about Joslyn.
April received a few text messages back from her and she promised to call.... but she didn't. Now she won't answer any messages from us, and is also ignoring the DCYF representative as well.
April called the DCYF representative yesterday, and she said that since Kayla is not meeting with her, it doesn't look good for her. If a mother can't be bothered to meet with the DCYF representative to fight to get her daughter back, that doesn't look good for her.
On another note, Aprils mother keeps calling April, and hinting to the fact that she should be the one taking care of Joslyn.
Let me start off by saying that their place is no place for a baby. Both her and her boyfriend smoke........ they smoke a lot, and are financially worse than us... if that's possible....... Neither of them have jobs, their health is high risk with a list that includes emphysema, heart disease, high blood pressure, and a rare neurological disease caused by zinc poisoning. They live in a two bedroom apartment that is dark and gloomy with shades drawn all day, and did I mention out of touch with the needs of an infant. She thinks that we think we should have her because we have more toys here.......
I am amazed at how human beings can convince themselves of such things. We are all capable of this, just at differen't levels.
Oh did I mention we are all sick.......
Yeah that's right.
Swine Flue? Oh who the hell knows.......
The good thing is we are all on the track to getting better. Happily, despite a few moans and groans, complants, grumpiness, fevers, coughing, etc....
Most teachers in Jorgies school have been out as well.
Oh and April couldn't go to work this week. Talk about a blow to the budget. All of her clients are either pregnant or have infants in the house. If it is swine flu that we have, that wouldn't be fair to them for her to go around coughing small little germs everywhere.
Oh what the hell..... it's only money.
So now it's Thursday and that's what's happening so far.
And Baby Makes Five.........