Me: Hey Bear, come here and give me a Bear kiss I have some news for you
Bear: Foster Mom, I’m playing!
Me: We need to talk for a quick sec
Bear: Sigh, ok, what
Me: Well, you’ve found your family so you don’t have to worry about finding them any more.
Bear: But I haven’t met anyone, how can I have a family?
Me: Because I’ve decided you need to stay here, you can call me Mom now.
Bear: No more Foster Mom?
Me: No more Foster Mom.
Bear: (Jumps in my lap gives me a quick Bear kiss) Yarn!!!! (Grabs my knitting project and runs)
🙂 Bear has joined the family.
Me: (Hearing splashing noises) Bear, what are you doing?
Bear: (Standing with both front feet in the mostly full water dish) Getting a drink?
Me: Really? With your front feet?
Bear: Ummm Yeah (steps out of the dish and runs towards me) Foster Mom!!!
Me: Bear STOP.
Bear: What? You don’t want a Bear kiss????
Me: Not when the paws that come with that Bear kiss are dripping wet.
Bear: Foster Mom Toes!!!
Me: Bear STOP.
Me: You are being a pill.
Bear: At least I’m a cute pill! (wags tail)
Bear: Foster Mom! I want outside to play with Rommie (carrying his stuffed toy to the door)
Me: You know you aren’t supposed to take toys out there
Bear: Please foster mom??? I’ll bring it back, I promise.
Me: Sigh, ok, I need to find the rest of toys you guys have taken out there anyway.
Bear: Thanks Foster Mom!!!
30 minutes later
Bear: Foster mom can I come in?
Me: Sure (Opens door)
Bear: (walks in carrying his toy) See I told you!
Me: Yes you did! Can I have a Bear kiss?
Bear: Foster Mom, you got one this morning that should be enough!
Bear: Foster Mom! I want a treat!
Me: I noticed that as you tried to climb my leg.
Bear: But I want a treat.
Me: Then you have to sit.
Bear: I DID! I want a treat.
Me: No you bounced, sit means you stay there for a bit.
Bear: But Foster Mom!!! I really, really want a treat!
Me: Well you need to sit.
Bear: (Sits for about a second and bounces back up) See! I did!
Me: I suppose that works for tonight. (Gives Bear his treat)
Bear: I want another one!!!
My yin and yang are growing and don’t seem to fit anymore.
Bear: Foster Mom! You didn’t say good morning when you put us out this morning.
Me: Oops, no I didn’t, let me fix that. (Picks up Bear and gets three very quick Bear kisses) Good morning Sweetie.
Bear: All done, put me down now. (As soon as his paws hit the floor he was off to play with the crew)