Just last night I was thinking that it might be time to talk to Sabrina more about why she lives with me, how I don't know how long it's going to last, etc. Yes, I should have been talking to her about this all along, and it's not to say that I haven't been, just that it was time for something more in depth. (Age appropriate, but more in depth.) I've never used the phrase "foster care" or "foster mom" with her. Whenever someone at her school asks me "is she your daughter?" I answer that "she is just living with me for a while."
But this morning, she asked me "are you my foster mother?"
I don't know who has been using that phrase with her, but she and I are clearly on the same wavelength!