All posts tagged: transition

Candy and Control

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Adoption / Foster Care / In Transition

Oy. We’re definitely moving a bit out of the honeymoon period. This afternoon we were at CVS so I could get some fun New Year’s hair dye, make-up and nail polish. E knew we were going and had his money with him. He went shopping on his own while I browsed. When I saw him again, he’d bought two boxes (movie-theater size) of candy–they were buy-one-get-one-free. Ok, fine. More shopping, and I heard the cashier […]


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Adoption / Foster Care / In Transition

Anxiety seems to be lessening. I picked the boy-child up last night after school. We did homework (hopefully all of it) and thankfully he didn’t protest too much when I told him I wanted him to be reading for 30 minutes every night. I found him one of my old paperbacks that I probably haven’t read since I was his age, but obviously liked it enough then to hang onto it all this time: It’s […]