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A Weekend With Forrest Gump

September 19, 2010

I had a new foster kid this weekend.  Forrest is 16, which is a little older than I usually do, but his foster mom assured me that I had no cause for concern.  Turns out she was right.  I’m calling him Forrest because he embodied all that was good and wonderful about that character.   Not to mention the fact that he spoke with an eerily similar cadence and rhythm.  This kid was up for anything, willing to help out wherever he could and did not have a sarcastic bone in his body.

Forrest Quotes:

Upon seeing that I was about to throw out some venison scraps:

You know, if that is a lean protein it would be good for your dog to have.  Because lean protein is good for dogs.

On a popular turn of phrase:

It’s like grabbing two birds with one… Well, I don’t like to say killing birds because I don’t like to kill birds.

When I suggested a quiet hour:

It is good to read, because reading expands your mind.

Upon seeing my freezer:

When I come back, I can help you get this organized.

And my favorite:

Chloe is an adorable dog. 

Forrest enjoys basketball. Fortunately for us, there are basketball courts right next to the dog park.


Waiting in the car with Chloe while I pump gas.


"You know, I think this dog is adorable."


The feeling is mutual, Forrest.

6 Comments leave one →
  1. September 20, 2010 9:37 am

    What a sweetheart!!! It does my heart good to know there are teenagers out there who have manners! 🙂

  2. seriouslykk permalink
    September 20, 2010 12:46 pm

    I think you should request him again… what positive energy to have in the house! If he like’s Chloe-in-the-Dark, then I like him. 🙂

  3. September 20, 2010 8:50 pm

    Now that’s what I call a cool kid! Glad you guys had a great weekend!

  4. debby permalink
    September 21, 2010 1:53 am

    Awww. That’s just nice.

  5. September 21, 2010 12:59 pm

    Wow, what a nice kid. I’m glad you got to spend time with each other. Looks like Chloe will be good at helping you foster, too.

  6. September 22, 2010 12:29 pm

    Really, really enjoyed this post! I am so constantly so impressed that you do the respite foster care and this kid sounds like a sweetheart : )

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