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Thursday, October 20, 2011
Vaseline and Toddlers Don't Mix
I would never buy Vaseline. I have no use for it. But my girls' former foster mom apparently thought they needed it because she packed an almost full jar with their things. When I was unpacking their bags I simply stored the jar under my bathroom counter. Much to my surprise, I learned that our 2 year old, "Happy", knows exactly what Vaseline is for. It's to lock moisture into African American hair. She proved her knowledge by sneaking into my room, entering the master bathroom, removing the jar from under the counter, opening it, and then applying large goopy handfuls of the disgustingly slimy substance to her hair and face. Oh... and some on the floor and the counter and the cabinets and the side of the tub and the bathroom rug...
I'm a 38 year old Christian mom of 10 kids. I have six girls; Danya age 15, Gloria age 14, Jordan age 13, Brianna age 13, Katie age 6, and our other 6 year old Karyie. My four sons include Michael age 12, Shane age 11, Kevin age 9, and Ryker age 4 months. I also was a foster mom for about 5 years. In 2009 we adopted two of the 33 kids we've fostered. In April 2012 we adopted three more! I've been happily married to the love of my life, Daniel, for 19 years!
For privacy reasons we cannot post identifying pictures of foster children. That's why their faces are covered or only the backs of their heads are shown. We also give them nicknames to protect their privacy.
The Mini Homeschoolers
Danya and Gloria are "The Mini Homeschoolers" in a series of YouTube videos where they answer questions about homeschooling from a younger perspective. These videos are based on the ones created by two funny homeschooled young men called "Ask the Homeschoolers".
Watch the videos here: The Mini Homeschoolers