Scramble - posted on 08/23/2012 ( 25 moms have responded )
Hello, I have a 3.5 year old girl who wants to live with friends. We have a good neighbor/friends (Joe and Jane, not real names) they have a little girl (Amy, not real name) of similar age. The girls get along well and enjoy playing together. They’ve been on vacation and we haven’t seen them in a week. Two days ago, my daughter told me that she wants to go live with them. She wants Jane to be her mommy, Amy to be her sister and Joe to be her daddy, forever. She doesn’t want me to be her mommy and my husband to be her daddy anymore. This was not a onetime thing, she repeated this again and again. I had explained to her earlier that if she wants to live with them, she can, but she has to ask them first. And if they don’t want her, she’ll have to find another family who does and she will never see us again. She’s ok with that too. She told my husband later that “I will ask Jane to be my mommy and Joe to be my daddy”. My husband later asked her what if they don’t want you, she said “I don’t know” He asked do you want to come back to this house or a different house, she said a different house. She did also say at different times that she still wants us as parents. Somehow, that’s not enough for me to mend and now, I feel like I’m ready to give her up for adoption.