CASA: Hello. Is this Cherub Mamma?
CASA: Hi. I'm the new case worker for Pumpkin. You used to work with G***. Well, I'm taking his place. .... other worthless conversation .... How is Pumpkin doing?
Me: She's fine. She's Pumpkin. Exactly what did you want to know?
CASA: Well, I wanted to know what she's up to this summer.
Me: You do know that Pumpkin is severely mentally retarded, has epilepsy and functions around the level of 18 months old? Right?
CASA: Oh. (long strange silence)
Me: She's fine. She's attending private therapies. And she plays at home.
CASA: Has her CASA worker been out to visit recently?
Me: Well, G*** and another gal came out a long time ago. But no one has been here for awhile.
CASA: Oh. Someone is supposed to come and see Pumpkin once a month.
Me: No one has been here recently.
CASA: Well...it's the end of the month. Can I come out tomorrow?
Me: Let me check my schedule. .... Sure. My calendar is open. (oh joy oh mirth)
I just love the system.