Over the years, we’ve fostered children with many challenging behaviors. But an upcoming placement has given us pause.
We’ve said yes to kids who self harm, have medical issues, are depressed, lack empathy, wet the bed, tantrum, refuse to eat, disassociate, and more.
But we just said yes to two boys who can’t have pets in the house. And we almost said no.
I am embarrassed to say that trying to parent kids without our trusty, loving dog around just sounds really hard.
The thing is, our puppy is always eager to love on us. She’s quick to forgive. She always there with a cuddle when you’re feeling down.
God knows when you foster, this kind of unwavering support can be in short supply.
So, for the limited time that the next two boys are with us, our dog will be vacationing with a friend.
And we’ll have to rely upon our all too human selves to muddle through.