Tonight I also went to a Help One Child meeting. It was good to get together with other foster and adoptive parents. It always helps to know I am not alone in this journey and there are other people who have the joys and struggles of raising kids with special needs. We also watched a Karen Purvis video. On the one hand, we feel a bit inadequate after watching it, but on the other hand we get some good ideas and encouragement to try new ways of relating to our kids.
Earlier, when I asked Hubby if he was feeling well enough for me to leave the kids with him tonight, I joked about how the kids would respond to another night with me being gone. I told him, "Do you want to bet they both say 'Nooooooo! Do you HAVE to GO?!!!!!'" They did not disappoint! Of course they ended up having a good time, since Hubby and Microbio Daughter took them with a neighbor family out to get some ice cream. When I prayed for them when I came back, the kids were happy and content. We'll see how things go tomorrow. Maybe I should try some of the things I learned tonight from the video. It's worth a try!