Thursday, July 16, 2009

Can we keep her?

I am currently hosting a friend's daughter. I have had the privilege to have her in my house since Sunday afternoon. I think the plan (her parent's plan) is for her to return home on Saturday. Their plan and mine do not match up. I think I'm keeping her. I know I want to. I think that she's really my daughter, I just didn't give birth to her. I guess that would have to count for something though - the whole birth-giving thing. The thing is, even my kids want to keep her. I think we've rescued too many strays - they think if a creature stays around for more than a night or two, they get to decide if we keep it or not.

So, while I don't think my plan to keep her will work out, I do want her folks to understand that they have done a fantabulous job raising this young lady. I also want to let you know that we may not be available to answer any phones or emails until I'm ready to give her up. We have caller ID & know how to use it. :) I also know Mar's love for the roads that have to be taken to get to my house, so I feel somewhat safe keeping her at my house.

I may be able to bribe my children into releasing your child back into your custody if we can hand-deliver her and insure that she is better off at your house by having an in-home evaluation period of a few days.

I'm just say'n.

Take care - Me


Marcus said...

I am amused. However, you have the "good one." You would not feel this way if you had either of the other two.

tlm said...

In a word, "NO!" No, you may NOT keep my daughter. I miss her like crazy. I'm ready to have her back home. As a matter of fact, I started working on her return travel plans before I even had my coffee today. I'll let you know what they are.

You are still most welcome to come for the home visit, though!

knitforknot said...

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Shannon and Robert said...

The girls were so wonderful at the wedding. They worked their butts off. Mar and Lo have done an amazing job with them! I don't know what we would have done without the whole family! Love y'all!

the Provident Woman said...

So how did they do it? I want to make sure my kids grow up to be someone like that.

weavermom said...

This is adorable!! I wish we lived closer and she could come visit me for a weekend ... (or longer should I, like you, become somehow unavailable. he he)

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm always excited to "meet" homeschoolers with whom I am friends or have mutual friends. :)