2 05 2009

So little sis (LS) may be coming home in about 6 weeks. What do we need:

  • take new pictures of us and our home and make a book to send to her
  • get ‘stuff’ – you know .. the cot, another car seat (check!), things like that
  • make a book for Little Miss Loud (LML), about her little sis
  • go to adoption panel (we’ve had the date for a while)
  • go to matching panel (yeah! – we’ve just got the date)
  • sort out cupboard and draw space for LS (check)
  • sort out ‘car boot’ junk and get it to the charity shop / municipal dump to make more space generally

That’s not too bad, but we’d like to finish off some things for LML, before LS comes home, most importantly to complete her life story book, so …

  • visit the Special Care Baby Unit where LML her spent first three months, to get and give pictures and see if there is any one around that can remember her (check)
  • find the grave of LML’s twin to take pictures and leave flowers (and as it turned out, tidy up and weed the little plot)(check)
  • meet with LML’s  SW for his input about the birth parents and decision making process (check)
  • fill in the blanks in the life story book and put it together

Well, we really aren’t doing too bad are we, so

  • order a new carpet for the hall, stairs and landing (check)
  • redecorate the hall, stairs and landing before carpet arrives
  • fill in the cracks, sand and paint front door
  • have the new carpet laid

Ok, so that’s a bit more challenging, given work and LML, but it’ll all be done within the next couple of weeks and then that’s it. That just leaves winding things down at work for the 12 months adoption leave for GM and 4 weeks parental leave for CD, which shouldn’t be too hard.

Hang on a minute GM – what’s this letter from work? … “your post is at risk, by reason of redundancy …”

  • panic and cry – cry a lot (check)
  • get legal advice (check)
  • write up the log of the unfair and discriminatory behaviour and attitudes that you’ve been subjected to since you returned from adoption leave last year (in progress)
  • take out a grievance against the three managers involved
  • try to get a settlement that means that you are not unemployed as your second child comes home.

There’s a spanner in the works if ever there was one.



3 responses

3 05 2009

Arrrrgh! There’s too, toooooo much of it about, especially in times such as these. I hope you can find some efficient, effective legal advice, and fast…

4 05 2009

well fingers crossed grace, we only hope it’s resolved before the littlest one comes home.

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