You think I can’t count don’t you?
It was not so long ago that it was 7 more sleeps. Time flies, but not that fast, I know.
“Scarlett’s” departure date got bumped. Which is great, really.
Because we had already started the goodbye process it was going to drag out, so I’m glad it’s happening sooner.
We had to change our last weekend together plans, but it’s worked out fine.
Yesterday I gave “Scarlett” the option of going out to the movies with just me or us getting her a DVD that she can keep always. She opted for the DVD because whenever she watches it she can remember us. Cool.
Dinner out is going to be tonight instead of Sunday, so that’s cool too.
Yesterday was washing day and all of her clothes are now clean and dry. “Scarlett” is wearing spare clothes we have here for the last 2 days so that hers are all lovely for when she gets ‘home’.
This has to have been the longest one night placement ever. For the first time I can think of, I’ve been counting down the hours until this young lady leaves. She is a bright, intelligent girl with many lovely qualities but she counters all of this with little regard for anyone other than herself and by being more demanding than baby “Jade”.
Right up until the last minute before bedtime tonight she has pushed our buttons. The 20 minute shower before dinner (which only ended because I almost knocked the bathroom door down to be heard over what she calls singing), the face that she does when she is being disrespectful but trying to get out of it with what she thinks is her cute face, and still ignoring the dog’s body language that says…get your big body off of me, I’m not your cushion. All of these things we have talked to her repeatedly about since she arrived here.
Well, in a little more than 12 hours we will leave the house for the last time together and take the long drive to the airport. Baby “Jade” had the option of being baby sat by Nana, or coming too, so the poor thing is being dragged to the airport as my ‘get out of jail free card’. When she gets restless it will be time for me to leave.
I just hope that our last morning is a nice relaxing morning together so we are both left with the many good memories.