I have been terrified of talking to CPS all of my parenting life. Tonight I called CPS to talk about something that happened in my house. I went into it hyperventilating. I came out of it feeling really reassured.
The lady asked me a ton of questions. Both about the incident, about life in general, about handling the incident.
No I’m not telling the internet what happened.
By the end of the conversation she said, “You are doing everything you can do to handle this. Kids do these kinds of things. Then you educate them. You are doing that. We really couldn’t add help for your family.”
I hate that I want outside validation so much. Am I doing this right? Am I handling this right? This is absolutely the biggest hiccup of our family experience so far. Did I handle it right?
According to CPS they don’t want to open a case file. I called for a consultation and that’s good enough. Keep doing what I’m doing.
That’s not what I expected at all. She was really nice and supportive. She was glad I called to check and see if there is more I should do.
Lady if there is more I have to do for these kids, just give me a check list. I will learn how to do backflips through flaming hoops for them if I have to.
We also had our first visit with the therapist who will be working with Future Middle Child tonight. It went well. I think they will be a good match for my busy, fidgety, impulsive sweetheart.
You don’t have to be a good person to keep improving.