When Kids Take Care Of You

Sometimes, my kids surprise me. Well, not surprise, just impress. I already knew that William had a sensitive soul and that Lizzie has a huge heart but no idea how to express her emotions. (Because she doesn't like to admit that she has them.) Me, on the other hand, I'm a big ball of emotion. … Continue reading When Kids Take Care Of You

Every Kid Needs To Be Tucked In

It's 10:20.  The case worker is coming tomorrow for the monthly check-in visit.  I've got a pile of laundry on the couch that needs to be folded, dishes in the sink that need to be washed, and dog hair that needs to be vacuumed out of the floor.  So, naturally, I'm going to write a … Continue reading Every Kid Needs To Be Tucked In

The Big Brother Visited, Part 2

Previously on The Big Brother Visits:  Emily learned lots of stuff.  She learned that 12 year olds know everything, enjoy nothing that you enjoy, and enjoy getting a reaction. And, 12-year old with issues do it even more...---If you want to know what the heck I'm talking about in this blog, check out part 1. :)Part 1:http://www.the5parkers.com/2012/08/the-big-brother-visited-part-1.html?spref=twWe were … Continue reading The Big Brother Visited, Part 2

Who Took Care Of Me When I Was A Baby?

As we were getting out of the van the other morning, Antwan randomly asked me, “Mommy, when I was a little baby, who took care of me?”I kind of wanted to lie.  I didn’t technically take care of him when he was a little baby.  (Although 13 months is still very much a baby.)  I sure … Continue reading Who Took Care Of Me When I Was A Baby?