Everyday I find out some new tidbit (that word really doesn't capture my meaning at all) about what has happened to my kids. Somewhat horrifying when you think about it. But when you're mired in the situation you just have to roll with it.
You see, Natalie, David and Maggie have an older sister who would very much like to escape the restrictions that are foster care:
- No boyfriends
- No car
- No unsupervised anything...like, ever.
- No parties (see above)
- No alcohol
- The expectation that you become a responsible parent to your three year old child
- This could really just keep going depending on the child....
I do not hold any of this against the big sister. I mean, she got pregnant when she was 13, not like she's had what you'd call a charmed life. But now that they're apart it's allowed the younger kids to admit what has happened to them. They can finally identify their abuser and be free from the horrors they have faced for so long. So tomorrow should be very, very interesting....