Good Weekend

Saturday started off great, Munch got up and put his Ben 10 game on the Wii, he has always only got so far with this and never been able to get past one bit which he did, so he was very pleased with himself and played on it for a while, he is not one for playing on the Wii much so I did not mind him staying on, if he was wanting to play it day in day out I would limit the time like we do with the computer, but do not feel we need to a present.

In the afternoon Reece had been invited to my friends daughters Birthday party, so off we set, got a bit loss so got there after the entertainer had started, Munch asked me to go with him down to where the children were sitting as he said he was shy, and at that he was gone, and I had a couple of hours to catch up with a few friends I had not seen for I while whilst he was enjoying the party. It was also nice for Munch as he met a few of the children before and he was pleased as they remembered coming to his party back in October.

Talking of birthday’s has reminded me of a conversation I had with Munch a few day’s ago, we were talking about birthday’s and he was saying about the different thing’s he did on his birthday’s, we had his 1st birthday with us in October, he kept saying no he had it with his FC’s, on a few occasion’s when talking about thing’s he has said that they have been in different places to what they were, and because he is such a great wind up merchant, everything normal said and done for wha effect it is going to have on us, I have alway’s though he was doing this on perpouse, but I realised that he actually though that he had his Birthday with his FC’s, when I mentioned the Bouncy Castle that he’d had in the back garden, I could see it suddenly dawned on him that, yes, his 7th Birthday was here, my son had lived in 22 different places, with different Birth Family member’s, that we know about before he was placed with his FC’s, he was one of the lucky ones who only had one FC placement before coming to his Forever Family, know wonder he is so confused about what happened when, where and who with!!!!

On the way home we went to a shopping centre where he spent some of his pocket-money, we had something to eat to save cooking when we got in, and I booked to have our family picture’s done, they look really good as very informal and we can take our dog as well.

Sunday we has a lovely lazy day, again Ben 10, I am sure the novelty will have worn off by tomorrow else we will have to start limiting time.

We went out for Sunday Lunch to a lovely restaurant, it had a great play area for kids outside, so we have decided that this is where we are going to book for our meal after our Celebration Hearing in  court, get me, we still have to put our papers in yet.

Munch is very excited about us sending off the papers on Friday, he was talking about it this morning with a great big grin on his face, when we got to school he wanted me to tell his teacher that he was going to have to have a day off to go to court for our family day, bless him. I said I think we will wait until we have a date!!!

Our other good news this morning is Play Therapy re-starts tomorrow, HURRAH.

Night Out

This morning ran smoothly, again Munch had no TV as a consequence for not brushing his teeth properly the night before. We were up and running and into school.

On picking Munch up I told him that about mine and daddy’s night out, I explained that it was the babysitter he had met a couple of times before, I went through when she was coming and what would be happening in terms of his routine so that he had clear instruction’s, we had not told him untill now as we knew that if we gave him to much notice he would worry about it, and has sleepless nights where he genuinely has pains in his body, the same thing happens if we tell him before his SW is visiting, he will wake up with pains in his legs. When talking to the play therapist she said it is because his SW has been the one who has been with him through out the journey of being removed from his BF to FC’s, then from them to us his forever family, and the pains in his legs are because he associates his SW walking him through his journey, makes sence to me.

I digressed, he was happy with me giving him the set routine he was going to have, but did ask me if the babysitter was his new FC now, how sad.

We got home, got changed and headed off, after 7 minutes of time-out for not listening to mummy, to his Express It! group, when we got there it had been cancelled, which did me  a favour really as we were off out later, but I have to say, was it not for the fact that Children’s  Centre that we attend for it is directly opposite our house, I would have been very annoyed.

At home Munch was allowed to go on the computer whilst I was able to tidy up a bit more and get myself ready. Sod’s law, babysitter was coming at 6pm, at 10 minutes to hubby phoned to say he was stuck in traffic!! He eventually arrived at 6.35, quick change and wait for it, our big night out, and we were off to our local Adoption Uk support group.

It was a good night as there was no speaker, we all just sat  in a group and just talked, it was good to share our experiences, a good mixture of adopters who were newly placed and some who were a long way in with their children, there was also a couple who were going through the approval process, and as we all said to them at the end we hope we hadn’t put them off!!!

Afterwards we went to the pub and met up with a couple of friends as we thought whilst we had the babysitter we might as well make the most it. On returning home she said that Munch had been very well-behaved.