Monthly Archives: March 2012

That’s my son.

At the park, I overheard a [presumably] white teenage girl call her African-American friend the n-word, in a “friendly” way.  He said, “There are kids here.” I looked and said something very insightful like, “not cool.” I probably wouldn’t have … Continue reading

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Creating a Person

Dad found this quotation: People don’t develop first and create relationships. People are born into relationships-with parents, with ancestors-and those relationships create people. ~David Brooks, The Social Animal Guess we’re creating a person after all.

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God Bless the D.A.

The process has been started to terminate mom’s parental rights for Zucchini and Carrot. They have been in the system two years, and the state is ready. We knew it was coming. We opened our mail to find PUMPKIN HAS … Continue reading

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Favorite moments of the week

Favorite moments of Carrot’s stay with us: Pumpkin: I’m pretty sure it was all the kisses. And seeing his face in someone else’s. Really. I know what he’s going to look like in four years. Carrot: My baby brother, the … Continue reading

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You don’t have to be a psychology nerd

You don’t have to be a psychology nerd to find it interesting when Carrot is drawing a picture of Pumpkin, her, Croi, and me. And puts big, thick, black lines in between each person. “And these are the walls.” “What … Continue reading

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Trying New Things

Carrot’s foster mom is out of town for a week, so she is spending a week with us. She’s keeping track of the new foods she tries on a list. She’s pretty adventurous (feta cheese got a big smiley last … Continue reading

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Well, that figures

After weeeeeks of trying to arrange a sibling visit for both Zucchini and Carrot to come to our house, and weeks of 4 year old Carrot’s foster mom evading or declining at the last minute, we finally have Carrot at … Continue reading

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