Part One here and Part Two here... (No one wanted to wait for the whole thing at once. ;-)
After I hung up with the girls' GAL, I sent The Invisible One (IO) a text message thanking her again and telling her that I talked to the GAL. She immediately called me.
IO - "Was she who you thought she was?"
Me - "Yep... She doesn't know it though. She was Booger Bear's daddy's attorney. She was a tough one! But she seemed all sweet and totally ga-ga over this baby."
IO - "So what do you think?"
I go on to tell her that it sounds like a perfect fit. I talk about the ages of all of the babies in my family. I tell her that I'd be open to fostering Big Sister if they really want to do that. We talk about how awesome she thinks I am. Blah-blah-blah... ;-)
Then she springs on me...
IO - "I'm actually on my way out to see Monkey and his dad right now! How is that going?"
I quickly change gears from "potential adoptive placement of Baby Girl and foster placement of Big Sister" to "Brag about my little Monkey" mode. :-)
She was really happy to hear that things are going beautifully. I told her that Monkey's dad has been amazing, and that Monkey seems to be his whole world. He's been fantastic with me and my mom, and I don't think this arrangement could go any better than it is. I gave her specifics on the routine, and stressed again that I have absolutely no concerns when it comes to Monkey and his dad. It's not very often that you can say that (and really mean it) when your foster child returns home.
She was pulling in to their place, so she said that she would call me again next week...
...because she wants to talk to me about Scentsy!
Guess I was right about that one after all! ;-)