My third and final home study was scheduled for yesterday morning around 10:30 am. I hadn't heard anything so I called the lady yesterday morning a little after nine to confirm the appointment. She said that something had come up that week and she was trying to play catch up yesterday and wasn't sure she would be able to make it out. I was disappointed but tried not to let her hear it. She told me she would call me and let me know if she would come.
My friend was going to do my hair yesterday and she called me at noon and asked if she could come a little after one and I told her that was fine because it didn't sound like I was going to be finishing my home study that day. My friend came over with her two children and started to put foil highlights in my hair. My house was spotless but within a matter of minutes, the kids had all the toys pulled out in the living room and were having a blast.
At about three in the afternoon, when I had a head full of foil and my house was a mess, the lady called and said she was around the corner. She asked if she could come stop by for a few minutes and I told her of course but warned her that I had friends there and my house was a mess. She said she didn't mind at all and would only be there for a few minutes.
She showed up and we laughed at the fact that I was so much more comfortable with her and she said that is how she wants it to be. She checked to make sure me freezer was locked, the meds were locked up, the cabinet doors were baby proofed, and she checked my fire extinguisher and first aid kit. She asked me who my child care partner is and I told her it was my friend who was there and then she explained a few last things to me and said she would call me Monday afternoon to finish the last few things.
At that point, I asked her how long it would be until I am able to take a placement and she said that as of Wednesday March 5, I am able to take a placement. I can't believe I am done!!! It seems to unreal to me! I could have a child in my home in three days!! Now I really need to get as far ahead this week on homework as possible so I can devote as much time as possible to the baby when it gets here. I figured I can have all my homework done by Wednesday for this week if I bust my tail in the next two days. I have a tutoring appointment on Wednesday but that is only for an hour and then I will be all done.
Please send me some good pink foster vibes this week. I would love to get a placement this week or the beginning of next since Spring Break starts for me next week and it would give me some down time from school to spend getting all of us used to each other.