Dude: "Mommy....I want to stay here."
Me: "You mean you want to live here forever?"
Dude: "Yeah. I want to stay here with you."
Me: "I would like that Dude. I love you very much. How about you Dolly? What do you want?"
Dolly (with hesitation in her voice): "I want to stay here too."
Me (because I notice this conversation is very, very difficult for Dolly): "You want to live with Mommy and Papi and you want to visit Dallas? Right Dolly."
Dolly (with big smiles): "Yes!!"
Dude: "We told Minnie that we want to live in Dallas."
Me: "Oh Dude....you did?! Well then, that is probably what is going to happen."
Why oh why oh why oh why is so much emphasis put on what the children say?! These oh so very young children. These children that long for permanency. These children that just want to be done with the crazy of foster care!
Because if Minnie heard that the cherubs want to live in Dallas --
she is surely going to continue pushing for Dallas.