I have not had the opportunity to post about my last two visits to the D family. Two visits ago it was a semi-nice day outside so S, R, S’s friend, Hannah and I walked down to the park to play soccer. It was nice to get out of the apartment again but I wish that we could get some adults to venture out with us. The park was a lot of fun though. S and his friend went off and practiced together while Hannah and I played with R. It was nice to just play around with R and then go to the playground and Hannah and I sat on the swings as he played on the playground. The park was an interesting experience because it helped show some of the conflicts with our role in the family. While we were at the park, we had to try and keep track of R which often led to us having to keep him out of mischief. It led me to wondering what our role is supposed to be, I was unsure of the limitations when it comes to telling him “no.” I did not want to overstep my boundaries.
The next visit to the family was right before Easter break and Hannah and I decided to dye eggs with the family. The only members that were home were Mrs. D, R and O so after a hard time figuring out how long to cook the eggs and explaining what we were doing to the family. Overall, it was a really fun activity to do with the family. When the others came home, some were amazed at the colors of the eggs and no one at first believed that they were edible. Overall, it was a really fun day and I was glad that we were able to involve Mrs. D in the festivities.