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Things Learned From Being A Foster Parent

Posted by Mark on February 25, 2008

In doing some research for a client, I came across some life lessons. Being a foster parent is a special calling. Not everyone can do it, and those that can seldom do it for long.  All 19 can easily apply to one’s own children as well…

1. If you hook a dog leash over a ceiling fan, the motor is not strong enough to rotate a 42 pound boy wearing transformer underwear and a superman cape.   
2. It is strong enough, however, to spread paint on all four walls of a 20 by 20 foot room.   
3. When you hear the toilet flush and the words, “Uh-oh,” it’s already too late.   
4. Brake fluid mixed with Clorox makes smoke, and lots of it.   
5. A six year old can start a fire with a flint rock even though a 36 year old man says they can only do it in the movies.   
6. If you use a waterbed as home plate while wearing baseball shoes it does not leak – it explodes.   
7. A king size waterbed holds enough water to fill a 2000 sq foot house 4 inches deep.   
8. Some things will pass through the digestive tract of a four year old that you’d imagine would remain in him or her.   
9. Super glue is forever.   
10. TV and Videos can teach us many things we don’t want to know.   
11. No matter how much Jell-O you put in a swimming pool you still can’t walk on water.   
12. Pool filters do not like Jell-O.   
13. DVD players do not eject peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.   
14. Always look in the oven before you turn it on.   
15. The fire department has at least a 5 minute response time.   
16. The spin cycle on the washing machine does not make earth worms dizzy.   
17. It will however make cats dizzy.   
18. Cats throw up twice their body weight when dizzy.   
19. The average dog can eat at least 20 homework assignments in a school year per child.

From Foster Parenting Training. com

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