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Saturday, July 14, 2012

Planning Ahead

So Mom needs to start proving to the kids and the state that she can take care of them. She was granted multiple visits per week. Saturday and Wednesdays she has all 4 kids for 3 1/2 hours supervised. The point is to practice parenting skills and build trust. Unfortunately, Mom is too paralyzed by fear and does everything she can to avoid situations in which she actually has to discipline. This is starting to backfire though as now that she sees them more frequently she is failing to plan the visits and communicate so the children are prepared.

I got a call from the visit supervisor confirming the time and asking the kids to wear flip flops as there will be a sandy beach there. So I tell the kids. Little Mama's first question - should I bring towels? No. Your Mom should take care of that. Can we swim? If you can your Mom needs to call and tell me you need to wear your swim suits.

We wake up this morning- thunderstorms. Cant be outside in the rain. My guess is they will end up at the Mall were Mr. Mohawk will be bored out of his mind and the girls will beg their Mom to buy them things they know I will say no to like they did on Wednesday. (Jelly bean got fake nails Gabby told her Mom they aren't allowed so Mom admonished Jenny for getting her to buy them and returned them and bought her something more expensive.)

Hopefully they come home in a good mood we have plans this afternoon.

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