It seems that everyone is adjusting well to the new arrangements. Four biological kids, three foster kids, and two adults make for a busy household! Thankfully the kids get along very well. The four are modeling the routines and expectations for the three, so that is incredibly helpful.
There are some practical things that we anticipated would be an issue:
- Hot water–we have to wait for water to heat up between showers
- Shower availability–only one shower in the house is functional right now
- Laundry–Nine people wearing an outfit and pj’s each day, plus bedding, towels and B’s gym clothes…yikes!
But, hey, if this is all we’re worried about–no big whoop! Nothing that a new water heater, repaired shower, and an additional washer/dryer set won’t fix! In the meantime we are trying to make sure that we are showing Christ’s love in what we’re doing. Teaching all seven love, gratitude, and kindness.
And how am I doing? I’m tired, but joyful. There is so much happiness in the house, it gives me energy when I’m running on fumes! A generous amount of coffee doesn’t hurt, either!