When we had E for respite care I would take him to his visits with his parents. I packed a diaper bag of extra clothes, diapers, wipes, a bottle, finger food snacks and a toy or two.
I am not taking Primo to his family visits, because of a scheduling conflict, his social worker is taking him.
I packed his diaper bag with all of the things I mentioned above with the exception of finger food. I also added a note card with some photos from Primo's first week with us.
It felt very awkward to write that card to Primo's family. There were no scripted greeting card sayings that came to mind. I completely over thought the whole thing.
I spent a lot of time thinking about what I would want if I were in Primo's Mom and Dad's shoes. I LOVE photos, so I knew I would send those, but what to write in the card?
I kept it short, two sentences about his beauty and growth.
I was so relieved when Primo's social worker brought him home and told me it had been a great visit and that his Mom had really appreciated the photos.
What do you send or take to visits? Photos, notes, gifts or food? I would love to know.