Saturday, November 7, 2009

More on George, this time fostering-related

When I introduced George, I neglected to mention that he is taking me on a date (woah!) on Tuesday night. Okay, there is still a sliver of doubt in my mind that it isn't actually a date. Nevertheless, it's a date. Or, to quote his email, "'not' a date." Those scare quotes are what are throwing me off.

This is my first date in something like almost 5 years. I know, I know, what's wrong with me?

So what happens if The Agency calls between now and then with a kid I'm actually licensed for?!?! (As an aside, don't the placement people have information in their system about folks' licenses? I got a call on Thursday for a sibling group of older kids. I have ONE bed. And my license is for ages 3-7.) Can I really cancel my first date in 5 years because the kid is more important? Do I say "yes" to the (currently hypothetical) placement and then find a babysitter? Ack!

If you believe in prayer for silly things like this, please pray that I just don't get a call until Wednesday!


  1. I can say this without hesitation or guilt because I havent been on a date for at least as long as you have...

    do NOT cancel the date.

    Sadly, there will always be more placement calls - I am skeptical about decent men. ;)

  2. I got a placement call 20 hours before a big date I was looking forward to. I took the child and had a friend come and watch the baby. The guy didn't work out, but I'm glad I still went on the date. It's a weird world we're in!