This photo has nothing to do with my post but is typical of something Ruby might do.
I got a call on Wednesday
I answer: hello
Person on Phone: hello is this carolynn?
Person on Phone: this is ______ from Child Protective Services
Me: Ummmm OK
Person on Phone: I understand that you do respite care
Person on Phone: Well I was given your name and we have a girl here who has nowhere else to go when can you take her?
Me: Ummmm I really can't, but I guess I will talk to my husband. I will call you back after I get back from the library.
Person on Phone: I am going to put you on speaker and you can talk to her mom, the case worker, and advocate.
We have a conversation about this girl the mom says I can take her the social worker says I can take her
Me: OK I will talk to my husband I will be back about 5
I talk to Sean on the way to the library he says, I guess so until they figure something out. The children and I go to a really lame magic show at the library and this girl wearing all black with black eyeliner and pierced lip walks up to me with a ripped garbage bag containing all of her belongings and says you must be Carolynn I'm _______.
Me: OK, Where's Erik
After 5 minutes of frantic searching I find Erik out in the parking lot standing on the back of the van. I go collect all the children (even the one who isn't mine) and take them home.
Oh by the way she's also vegetarian (which we are not) and I had made meatballs for dinner.
So, needless to say I had to wait until the next day to talk to Social worker and stuff. Have not heard from mom except to tell me all the 'rules' whatever. I am trying to figure out what to do with her and the social worker tells me to wait a few weeks!!! WHAT my daughter graduates on Monday, I have a birth sometime this week, an appointment in Seattle, Homeschooling, being pregnant, never mind I did not sign up for this and I am not a licenced foster care so we are not getting any compensation.
Monday hopefully we will get it all straightened out.