I won’t be able to come visit you, Blitzen told me last night.
Can’t we use a boat? I asked.
I won’t really have a water taxi, she said. In stanza two of the mermaid song, there is mention of a mermaid water taxi.
Well, what if I got a boat, drove out to the middle of the ocean and you could swim up and say hi to me there, I replied.
She considered this possibility for quite a while. That might work, she finally agreed.
And on to other news — Blitzen is getting a new social worker because her family didn’t have enough, I guess. So now there are 3 social workers for the 6 kids instead of 2. 2 agencies, 3 social workers and a whole host of other people. I am sure this will ensure smooth communication, clear planning and a speedy process as we work as a team to do what is best for this family. Or maybe not.
Andrew and Blitzen are meeting the new worker today. I have a work event so my introduction will hopefully happen next week. The agency is a little worried about Blitzen’s reaction to a new person (or more accurately, the removal of the old worker who isn’t really going anywhere, he just isn’t our worker any more, so we’ll see him around at agency functions, etc, but he won’t come visit our house once a month). I am not so worried. Blitzen is much more invested in her relationship with her behavorial therapist. Miss K comes every week to visit with Blitzen and they are very good friends. If Miss K leaves or moves on to other cases, we’re really in trouble. That would be a loss for our entire family because Miss K is GREAT!!! She is so awesome, oh my gosh. In the beginning, when things were, well, frankly kind of awful, she called us every day to check in and give us tips and reassure us. We wouldn’t be where we are now with Blitzen if she hadn’t been so dedicated to helping us and such a great advocate for Blitzen.
We’ll see how the introduction of a new person into our routine turns out. As Blitzen told me last night, she doesn’t really like bad surprises.